A TURTLES NATURAL HABITAT (THREATS TO TURTLES (•Entanglement in fishing…
A TURTLES NATURAL HABITAT
These reptiles spend their entire lives at sea, except when adult females come ashore to lay eggs several times per season every 2 to 5 years.
After about sixty days, baby sea turtles (known as "hatchlings") emerge from their sandy nests and make their way to the ocean —attracted to the distant horizon. The juvenile turtles spend their first few years in the open oceans, eventually moving to protected bays, estuaries, and other nearshore waters as adults.
Each species relies on a different diet: greens eat sea grasses; leatherbacks feed on jellyfish and soft-bodied animals; loggerheads eat heavy-shelled animals such as crabs and clams; hawksbills rely on sponges and other invertebrates; and the Kemp’s ridley prefers crabs. Learn more about their diets.
THREATS TO TURTLES
•Entanglement in fishing gear
•Poaching and illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells
•Plastic and other marine debris
SEA TURTLES HABITAT
Find out the material of a turtle shell, as they did with the rhino horn and develop your own prototype?
Create a fishing net that would not entangle a turtle?
Creating a fish net in which turtles can escape from is needed?
THE TURTLE SHELL
WHAT IS A TUTRLE SHELL USE FOR?:
In some parts of the world, sea turtles are used for ceremonial purposes. Their shells and skins are also used to make a variety of objects like jewelry, sunglasses, tourist trinkets, instruments, and wall hangings. The hawksbill in particular is valued for its shell which is used for ornamental purposes.
WHAT IS A TURTLE SHELL MADE FROM?:
Parts of a shell: There are two parts to the shell of a turtle: the upper portion is called the "carapace" and the bottom half is called the "plastron." Both shells are actually made of many fused bones. The carapace is the fusion of about 50 bones - the ribs and vertebrae.
A net that catches fish, protects turtles and collects plastics. Or is this a design of a shipping boat as a whole that is cheap to make?
The boat could be made from recyclable materials and could also be dual purpose in order to help other animals?