Mod 3 What types turtles are Essay

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Mod 3
What types (turtles) are typically found in Florida? o Green sea turtle o Hawksbill turtle o Leatherback turtle o Kemp's ridley turtle o Loggerhead turtle
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What types (turtles) are typically NOT found in Florida? o Olive ridley turtle o Flatback turtle
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What are the 2 main parts (upper and lower) of a sea turtle shell called? o Upper - carapace o Lower - plastron
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Can a sea turtle's shell heal if injured?
Yes
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Do sea turtles need to drink freshwater?
No, they absorb the salt through special glands
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Do we typically find sea turtles in cold water areas?
No, however the leatherback has been found around Maine and Canadian borders
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Large headed sea turtles are called what type of sea turtle
Loggerhead sea turtle
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What do we look for to help determine the SEX of a sea turtle?
If it has a longer, thicker tail that extends beyond the hind flippers, it's most likely a male; if not, it's more than likely a female.
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What do turtles eat? o Flatback - sea cucumber o Leatherback - jellyfish o Hawksbill - coral o Green - seaweed
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Will moonlight make a nesting female abandon her nest?
Yes
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What general things do humans do to harm sea turtles?
Photograph (using flash), litter, boat during mating and nesting seasons
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Difference between a sea turtle, terrapin, and a tortoise sea turtles: aquatic, have flippers, omnivores terrapin: semi-aquatic, can live in brackish water, usually small
Tortoise: almost exclusively land dwelling, elephant-like feet
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What are the general mating seasons for loggerhead sea turtles?
March to early june
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Positive human Impact beach renourishment, replanting of sea grasses, and ecotourism, coastal cleanup
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Why are seagrasses important to an estuary ecosystem? sea bottom, provide food and habitat for many marine organisms, maintain water quality and support local economies
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Mangroves absorb and recycle various organic materials and nutrients, Mangroves serve as a nursery areas for fishes, crustaceans, and shellfish. They also provide food for a multitude of marine species.
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Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Federal agencies start progrms to conserve important habitats, create an…