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#Repost @itsadayreally Made by @Image Downloader · · · · Warmest Father's Day blessings to our dads! ❤ ALSO on this day World SeaTurtle Day. 🐢🌊🐢🌊🐢 It's on the birthday of Dr. Archie Carr, the famous biologist who spent his career on studying sea turtles and promoting their conservation. 🐢🐢🐢 Btw, baby sea turtles are called hatchlings! 🐢 Happy Sunday! 😚 #worldseaturtleday #worldseaturtleweek #biodiversity #seasonofcreation

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21 hours ago

As today is the last day of World Sea Turtle Week, I’ll talk about the big boys of the sea turtle world, the leatherbacks. These giants are some of the largest reptiles on Earth, but they hold another record That you wouldn’t expect from a lumbering giant. These animals are the most efficient predators on the planet, with a hunt success rate of 100%. Most predators would be lucky to have a 50% success rate. The reason that these turtles are so successful is their prey which is jellyfish. With barb-covered throat (look it up, it is terrifying ) and thick skin to protect from getting stung, these turtles are monsters at hunting their brainless prey. But, as with many specialized animals, their diet can spell their doom. These turtles can’t tell the difference between jellyfish and a plastic bag, so hundreds of dead turtles have been found with plastic in their stomachs. Plastic bags can’t easily be digested by the turtles, they can cause clogs in the stomach and intestines which is fatal to the turtle. Every species that lives or relies on the ocean is being exposed to more and more plastic as we continue to dump it into the ocean. The thing to do is stop using single-use plastic. If we don’t become more responsible, their will be more plastics in the ocean then fish in 2050! We need to start acting now for both wildlife and future generations! Species Factfile 38: Specific Name: Dermochelys coriacea Common Name: Leatherback Turtle Length: 6-7.2 ft Weight: 550-1,500 lbs Range: Worldwide Habitat: Open Oceans, Shallow Seas, Intertidal Seas Diet: Jellyfish, Soft-Bodied Animals Status: Vulnerable Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Plastic Pollution, Habitat Destruction, Bycatch #leatherbackturtle #vulnerablespecies #worldseaturtleweek #conservation #endplasticpollution

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Yesterday

Please don't use balloons, find alternatives. Let's save our oceans and wildlife. Be the example and lead by it, make the difference. Reposted from @peppermintnarwhal - #WhatGoesUpMustComeDown #DontReleaseBalloons #MarineDebris #OurWorldOceans #WorldSeaTurtleWeek #PeppermintNarwhal #ConservationThroughCreativity - #regrann

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Yesterday

As today is the second to last day of World Sea Turtle Week, I’ll share the two biggest threats to these beautiful animals. The species I’ll be shedding light on today is the green sea turtle! These animals aren’t threatened by as many things as other turtles, but one problem hangs over their head to the point to it might drive them to the brink. I’ve used the term bycatch a lot over the past week, but not many people know what it means. The term bycatch is defined as the unwanted fish and other marine creatures caught during commercial fishing for a different species. Turtles suffer from hunting done by humans, whether intending to kill the turtles or not. Illegal nets are often used which the turtles get tangled up in. Because they are reptiles and need to breathe air, they drown. As with any charismatic animal, they are also targeted by poachers for their shells and meat. While not suffering from poaching as bad as other species, the threat that illegal netting puts stress on the already decreasing population. Luckily, there is hope. Organizations like @seaturtleconservationcuracao have seen an increase in green sea turtle populations in parts of the pacific. The scientists haven’t found why this is, as loggerhead turtle populations in the area are continually declining. If we are able to find the reason that this population is increasing then we can put some measures into effect that can protect all sea turtle species around the world. Species Factfile 37: Specific Name: Chelonia mydas Common Name: Green Turtle Length: 3-4 ft Weight: 240-420 lbs Range: Worldwide Habitat: Shallow Seas, Intertidal Oceans, Open Oceans Diet: Seagrass, Algae, Sponges. Juveniles are Omnivorous Status: Endangered Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Bycatch, Habitat Destruction #greenseaturtle #endangeredspecies #worldseaturtleweek #conservation

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2 days ago

As I continue to roll through World Sea Turtle Week, we’re now getting into the big boys of the sea turtle world, starting with the loggerhead sea turtle. These gentle giants are comparable in size to the next turtle I’ll be covering. These animals, similarly go other sea turtles, they are relatively slow swimmers compared to most other marine life. This puts them at extreme risk to extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and typhoons, can shuffle up the seas. Along with the adults being put under strain, nesting sites can be flooded. While turtles normally would avoid this problem by nesting multiple nests, but humans destroy beaches used by turtles for nesting. Climate change is destroying chances for these turtles to reproduce successfully, and problems will intensify for every living being on Earth unless we do something now. Light pollution also offers considerable threat as the turtles often only nest at night to avoid terrestrial predators in their weakened state. This light can be blinding to the poor turtles. It also offers danger to baby turtles. These little guys also only come out at night in order to avoid predators. The light of the moon is their guide to the ocean, but the light of cities can throw them off course. Predators can snap the lost turtles up once Day light breaks and they are still exposed. Species Factfile 35: Specific Name: Caretta caretta Common Name: Loggerhead Turtle Length: 35 in Weight: 298-1000 lbs Range: Worldwide Habitat: Intertidal Oceans, Shallow Oceans, Open Oceans. Diet: Horseshoe Crabs, Clams, Mussels. Status: Vulnerable Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Plastic Pollution, Bycatch, Extreme Weather, Disease #worldseaturtleweek #loggerheadturtle #vulnerablespecies #conservation

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3 days ago

World Sea Turtle is already in its third day, and I’ll continue to showcase different sea turtle species. The Hawksbill sea turtle is one of the more well known species, but is also one of the most threatened. While not as threatened by plastic, another issue is threatening all turtle species, even all marine life in the area. Oil is a quintessential part of ever American’s life through one way or another. These drills can be set up in the ocean but tend to leak oil into the surrounding ocean. If you thought plastic was toxic to marine life, oil can completely frick up an ecosystem. We need to find alternatives now or the climate will continue to warm. Let’s freaking do this mate, we’ve got the hawksbills on our side! Species Factfile 34: Specific Name: Eretmochelys imbricata Common Name: Hawksbill Sea Turtle Length: 2.5-3 ft Weight: 101-154 lbs Range: Worldwide Habitat: Intertidal Oceans, Shallow Seas, Open Oceans Diet: Sponges, Anemones, Squid, Shrimp Status: Critically Endangered Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Bycatch, Habitat Destruction, Oil Spills #hawksbillturtle #criticallyendangered #worldseaturtleweek #conservation

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3 days ago

As I continue down the line of incredible sea turtles, the next one up is the Olive Ridley. These are the second smallest turtle, right in front of the Kemp’s Ridley that I covered yesterday, but both species face a similar problem among the many others that are driving turtles into extinction. As I’ve explained yesterday, turtles have to haul themselves onto the beach in order to lay their eggs. For some reason, female sea turtles only lay their eggs on the beaches of their birth. The problem is that humans also seem to covet the same beaches that the turtles require. The development of beaches puts incredible strain on certain populations as they have no place to lay their eggs. Even if they get to lay their eggs, the eggs could be harvested by poachers for a bunch of scumbags that get kicks off of eating endangered species, making the exhaustion of these turtles worth jack! We need to fix the way we do things now! Species Factfile 32: Specific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea Common Name: Olive Ridley Length: 2-2.5 ft Weight: 75-100 lbs Range: Worldwide Habitat: Intertidal Zones, Shallow Seas, Open Oceans Diet: Invertebrates, Seaweed, Algae Status: Vulnerable Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Decreasing Threats: Plastic Pollution, Bycatch, Habitat Destruction, Hunting, Temperature Extremes #oliveridleyturtle #worldseaturtleweek #vulnerablespecies #conservation

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5 days ago

Welcome to the beginning of World Sea Turtle Week! The week starts today and ends on the 16th. Throughout this six day period, I’ll be explaining some of the main reasons why sea turtles are threatened and why they deserve protection. One of the least understood turtles on the planet is the Kemp’s Ridley, native to only the United States and Mexico, but possibly Columbia as well. These turtles, as all sea turtles do, have to hull themselves onto the beach in order to lay their eggs. This process is already exhausting for the animals, but when people surround them, that can put a extra amount of stress on the animal. If you see a turtle on the beach, leave it alone as it probably doesn’t give one to even see you at the moment. Species Factfile 31: Specific Name: Lepidochelys kempii Common Name: Kemp’s Ridley Length: 2 ft Weight: 89 lbs Range: Western Pacific Ocean Habitat: Shallow Seas, Beaches (Nesting ) Diet: Invertebrates Status: Critically Endangered Population: Unspecified Population Trend: Unknown Threats: Unspecified #worldseaturtleweek #criticallyendangered #conservation #kempsridley

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5 days ago

Mating season for turtles in Palm Beach is in full force! Huge loggerhead sea turtles swam about while some napped under the reef. These majestic animals find a resting spot away from the strength of the current. They find a nice overhang, stick their heads inward so their butts hang out, close their eyes, and rest. . . 📸 I so appreciate the epic photograph, Enrique Jaramillo! . . 🚤 Thanks to Deep Obsession Charters - Jim Harris, Joe Suarez & Harry Torres - for taking us out on the reef and keeping us safe on my first drift dive in Florida.

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5 days ago

Mating season for turtles in Palm Beach is in full force! Huge loggerhead sea turtles swam about, while some napped under the reef. These majestic animals find a resting spot away from the strength of the current. They find a nice overhang, stick their heads inward so their butts hang out, close their eyes, and rest. . . 📸 I so appreciate the epic photograph, Enrique Jaramillo! . . 🚤 Thanks to Deep Obsession Charters - Jim Harris, Joe Suarez & Harry Torres - for taking us out on the reef and keeping us safe on my first drift dive in Florida.

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6 days ago

Loggerhead sea turtles like this one @riverbankszoo are just one of seven sea turtle species you are helping to save by reducing your use of plastic products! Each plastic bag, bottle, or straw you skip is one less that could make its way into the ocean, protecting a species that has travelled our seas for over 100 million years. Like sea turtles around the globe, Atlantic loggerhead turtles play a vital role in marine ecosystems, maintaining the health of coral reefs and seagrass beds. Write in below to let us know how your efforts to reduce your plastic consumption are going! #worldseaturtleweek #loggerhead #seaturtle #planetorplastic #skipthestraw #plasticsreduction #oceanprotector #atlantic #turtle #savetogether #photoark

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6 days ago

Let’s swim into World Sea Turtle Week this week! How do you differentiate Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas, in this video ) from Hawksbill Turtles? There are many ways, but my favourite way is by looking at the snout - Green Sea Turtles only have 1 neat pair of prefrontal scales, whereas Hawksbill Turtles have 2 pairs (have a look in a week when I share a video of a Hawksbill )! Also, Green Sea Turtles (and Leatherback Turtles ) leave symmetrical tracks on the sand of nesting beaches, while Hawksbill Turtles (and Loggerhead Turtles ) leave asymmetrical tracks on the sand due to their alternating gait! #taylacine #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #wildlifelovers #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifeperfection #natgeowildlife #animal_capture #animals_captures #splendid_animals #animal_sultans #animal_fanatics #animalelite #travel #southeastasia #borneo #sabah #sipadan #mabul #scubajunkie @scuba_junkie #scubadiving #girlsthatscuba @girlsthatscuba #greenseaturtle #greenturtle #cheloniamydas #turtle @noaafisheries #worldseaturtleweek #seaturtleweek

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6 days ago

Oceanic wildlife are counting on your help; will you pledge to protect our oceans from plastic pollution? ⠀ .⠀ Take the #FirstStep : https://buff.ly/2Wwh9rb⠀ #BePlasticWise : https://buff.ly/2WZsTlr⠀ .⠀ @zoos_aquariums #WorldSeaTurtleWeek #WorldOceanDay #WeAreAZA #SpringIntoAction

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June 2018

Another sobering statistic from @oceancrusaders : “Every year, 6.4 million tonnes are dumped into the ocean. This is the same as 3,200 kilometres of trucks each loaded with garbage.” ⠀⠀ Maybe it’s time to try #biodegradable and #reusable #bamboostraws ? ⠀⠀ ⭐️Details in bio⭐️ #worldseaturtleday #worldseaturtleweek #beachcleanup #saynotoplastic #instafree #freebie #giveaway #giveaways

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June 2018

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June 2018

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June 2018

a simple step we can take to eliminate #singleuseplastic : bringing our own utensils. Details in bio 💫 ⠀⠀ #worldseaturtleday #worldseaturtleweek #beachcleanup #saynotoplastic #freebies #freebie #instafree #giveaway #giveaways #ipreview @preview app

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June 2018

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June 2018

Help us eliminate single use plastic. Link in bio 🐢🐢🐢for details on how to get your free bamboo straws in honor of #worldseaturtleday #worldseaturtleweek #beachcleanup #saynotoplastic #ipreview @preview app

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June 2018

Happy World Sea Turtle Week! Americans buy almost 29 billion plastic water bottles every year. These often end up in the oceans, which can cause problems for many animals, including sea turtles. Grab a reusable water bottle and keep cool this summer while helping out our cute friends #worldseaturtleweek #worldseaturtleday #yousototallyrocksquirt #dude #recycle #reducereuserecycle #frozenpenguinicecream #frozenpenguin #odyseaaquarium #saveouroceans

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June 2018

For #WorldSeaTurtleWeek will you accept our challenge? #Wildlife #Conservation #Turtle #protectouroceans #seaturtle

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June 2018

El trabajo con compromiso y la persistencia da frutos en el trabajo de conservación..! Semana mundial de las #tortugasmarinas #WorldSeaTurtleWeek ! #seaturtle #conservation #week #sea #ocean #caribbean #caribe #mar #oceano #conservacion #tortuga #IUCN #reptiles #marineturtle #pedrovernet

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June 2015

So it was World Sea Turtle Day this week. I simply adore these beautiful creatures. I bought this little guy on my most recent visit to #disneylandparis 🐢💦 #worldseaturtleday #worldseaturtle #seaturtle #worldseaturtleweek #happyworldseaturtleday #wwf #wildlife #glassart #glass #blownglass #cute #redtoenails #redtoes

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June 2015

This well worn copy is the perfect reading for this trip and #worldseaturtleweek @NOAA #carlsafina #turtles #Caribbean #stkitts #bedtimereading #sea #oceans #marine #conservation #seaturtles

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