Sea Turtle Bracelets and Necklaces We Donate to save the Sea Turtles
We sell Sea Turtle Bracelets and Necklaces We Donate to save the Sea Turtles
UGGLUG.COM A Long History in Educating Children on the plight of Sea Turtles Since 2012. Of the seven known species of sea turtles, six are found in waters off the coasts of the United States, Mexico and Canada: green, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, leatherback, loggerhead, and olive ridley. (The seventh species, the flatback sea turtle, is only found in Australia.)
At one time millions of sea turtles swam in our oceans but now all six of the species found in North American waters are listed as either endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act and are included on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.
Why They’re Important Sea turtles have been around since the dinosaurs. They are a food source for many species and provide essential functions for marine and coastal environments. As just one example, on the coastal dune systems, the egg shells left over after sea turtles hatch become essential nutrients for dune vegetation. This, in turn, prevents the dunes from eroding so they continue to provide protection against storms and sea swells. As with all wildlife, protecting one species has a large ripple effect throughout the ecosystem.
Major Threats About 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles will make it to adulthood. The biggest threats to sea turtles by far are related to human activities. These include: habitat loss due to coastal development and urbanization, disturbance from artificial lighting, capture in commercial fisheries, eating or getting entangled in marine debris, oil spills, human poaching and off-road vehicle use on beaches.