Ocean turtle

There are seven recognized species of sea turtles: the loggerhead, green, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, flatback, and leatherback. These turtles play important roles in marine ecosystems, such as controlling jellyfish populations and maintaining healthy coral reefs.

Sea turtles face numerous threats, including habitat destruction, pollution, climate change, bycatch in fishing gear, and poaching. Conservation efforts are underway worldwide to protect sea turtle populations and their habitats, including the establishment of marine protected areas, efforts to reduce plastic pollution, and community-based conservation initiatives.

One notable species among them is the leatherback sea turtle, which is the largest of all sea turtles and is known for its unique shell structure and migratory patterns. These turtles are found in various oceans around the world and are particularly renowned for their long-distance migrations.

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