Sea Turtles

 

Sea turtles are threatened by a large host of challenges including:

  • Entanglement in fishing nets and lines
  • Trash ingestion, especially plastic bags that look like jellyfish
  • Pollution that includes oil spills and agricultural and mining runoff
  • Bycatch as part of fishing operations
  • Destruction of coral reefs
  • Development on nesting beaches
  • Climate change