Category: sea turtle

respectanimalrights:

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Curious fact: The way loggerhead turtles feed on their hard-shelled prey recycles important nutrients and keeps ocean floor sediments in balance. Loggerhead turtles carry colonies of small plants and animals on their shells which serve as important habitat themselves. As many as 100 species of animals and plants have been recorded living on one single loggerhead turtle.
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nowthisnews:

Goody the sea turtle lost her flipper after getting tangled in a fishing net — but this new prosthetic gave her ‘a new lease on life’ 🐢

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noaasanctuaries:

Be free, little one! 

During a research expedition to document shipwrecks off North Carolina in 2017, researchers from Monitor National Marine Sanctuary got to release two rehabilitated sea turtles. This cutie is Puck, a juvenile hawksbill turtle rehabilitated by the North Carolina Sea Turtle Project. The researchers were excited to shellebrate his return to the wild! 

(Photo: Joe Hoyt/NOAA) 

[Image description: A person holding a juvenile sea turtle on a boat.]

International Turtle and Tortoise Week 2019, Day 3
(Parts 1 and 2)

Yesterday, we shared interesting facts about the green sea turtle.  Did you know there are seven total species of sea turtles?  In addition to green sea turtles, leatherbacks, loggerheads, hawksbills, Olive Ridleys, Kemp’s Ridleys, and flatbacks swim through our oceans.  Six of these seven species are endangered, and we don’t have enough data about the seventh (the flatback, endemic to Australia) to determine its conservation status.

How can you help protect our sea turtles?  Decrease your plastic pollution!  Whether that’s refusing plastic cups in favor of (far more stylish) ceramic mugs or taking the extra few seconds to recycle your plastic water bottle, every little bit helps!

Plastic is one of the biggest threats to marine life.  Unlike natural materials like wood, plastic can take hundreds of years to degrade and releases toxic chemicals in the process.  A staggering amount of our plastic waste ends up in the ocean, much of it as tiny “microplastics” that are consumed by even filter-feeding animals.

By reducing your plastic usage, you can help to reduce the plastic that ends up in our oceans and all too often tangled around helpless ocean critters or in their bellies.  Plastic bags in particular are very dangerous.  Many sea turtles love snacking on jellyfish (adult leatherbacks eat almost nothing else!), and plastic bags look mighty similar to jellyfish when you’re a hungry turtle.  Ingested plastic blocks nutrient absorption from real food and over time slowly starves the unsuspecting turtle.

The ocean deep may seem far away, but our daily choices reach much farther than we can see.  Choose your actions to help keep our sea turtle friends swimming in the oceans!

scalyadventures:

#tbh pic from filming a Season 1 @scalyadventures TV episode at the @georgiaseaturtlecenter. This is Stevie, who was hit by a boat and brought to the GSTC for care and rehabilitation. You can see all of this up close and learn more about the work they do in this episode!

#scalyadventures #gstc #georgiaseaturtlecenter #stevie #savingstevie #seaturtle #seaturtles #scalyfriends #americasscalyfamily #piercecurren #educationalentertainment #positiveprogramming (at Georgia Sea Turtle Center)

scalyadventures:

#tbh pic from filming a Season 1 @scalyadventures TV episode at the @georgiaseaturtlecenter. This is Stevie, who was hit by a boat and brought to the GSTC for care and rehabilitation. You can see all of this up close and learn more about the work they do in this episode!

#scalyadventures #gstc #georgiaseaturtlecenter #stevie #savingstevie #seaturtle #seaturtles #scalyfriends #americasscalyfamily #piercecurren #educationalentertainment #positiveprogramming (at Georgia Sea Turtle Center)

thedurantrant:

Turtle Power #Hawaii #Maui #Turtle #Town #TurtlePower #Snorkel #Ocean #Blue #MakingFriends #Sealife #Fish #Coral #Whales #IslandJon #AdventureIsCalling #MyLifeIsYourVacation #eijtb (at Makena, Hawaii)

graceful-linsey:

I LOVE THIS JOB!!!

uh.. can I get a job with you?

vivien-chin:

🐢🐢🐢. Turtle buddies (4th friend in previous post).

#teenagemutantnijaturtles #turtleturtleturtle #turtle #island #ocean #haenabeach #shipmanbeach #hawaii (at Ha’ena (Shipman Beach), Keaau, Hawaii)