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Marine turtles are reptiles that inhabit all of the world's oceans except the Arctic. All species of marine turtles are listed as threatened or endangered.
The seven living species of marine turtles are flatback sea turtle, green sea turtle, hawksbill sea turtle, Kemp's ridley sea turtle, leatherback sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle and olive ridly sea turtle.
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Presentation about Sea Turtles
A powerpoint presentation from The University of Minnesota Duluth which includes lots of useful information about sea turtles.
5 things you can do to save sea turtles
This poster, from 'Defenders of Wildlife', lists some of the things people can do to help marine turtles.
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Marine Turtles in the Coral Triangle
The Coral Triangle is home to 6 of the worlds 7 species of marine turtles. This video explains the dangers for turtles and what is being done to help them.
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Why are turtles endangered?
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Turtles can mistake floating plastic bags for
jellyfish, which are edible to turtles. They can suffocate and die from ingesting the plastic imposters.
Explore the links below to find more about the dangers faced by turtles.
This poster from WWF outlines the life-cycle of the marine turtle and some of the threats facing these creatures.
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Dangers caused by fishing
This video highlights the threats to marine turtles caused by fishing.
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Latest news on turtles as endangered animals
Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge of turtles with this National Geographic quiz.
Organisations which help turtles
Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are currently running an 'adopt a turtle' campaign involving this cuddly toy, Nadia, to raise awareness of the plight of sea turtles.
Look at the links below to find more organisations who are working to help marine turtles.
World Wildlife Fund - Marine turtles
Find lots of information about marine turtles and their conservation on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) website. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of our planet's natural environment, and build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Sea Turtle Conservancy
The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. It was founded in 1959 to save sea turtles from eminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation.
The State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT)
SWOT was created to fill a critical gap in scientific knowledge and to support conservation planning. SWOT works directly with field-based sea turtle researchers across the globe, regularly compiling the most current data available in order to provide an up-to-date global picture of sea turtle status.
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