TURTLES. WHAT HAPPENS TO NEW ZEALAND TURTLES AND HOW THEY ARE AFFECTED BY CHANGE!. What Sea Turtles look like:. The Leatherback: Leatherback - named for its unique shell which is composed of a layer of thin, tough, rubbery skin, strengthened by thousands of tiny bone plates .
WHAT HAPPENS TO
NEW ZEALAND TURTLES
AND HOW THEY ARE AFFECTED
Leatherback - named for its unique shell which is composed of a layer of thin, tough, rubbery skin, strengthened by thousands of tiny bone plates .
-Leather back –occasionally found in waters of northern NZ but also recorded as far south as Otago and Foveaux Strait.
Green Turtle- occasionally seen in NZ waters. Hawksbill Turtle- young occasionally seen on 90-mile beaches .
Logga head Turtle-occasionally found in NZ waters.
Some turtles are born Siamese which means they are either on the other end of each other or the heads are next to each other . Pretty cool ,eh.
There are many reasons why turtles die but I'm going to tell you the most common reason . Turtles are affected by ‘Change.’ because ...........Change brought in the invention plastic and now plastic is an every day item.
There fore ,we use plastic so much that we accidentally drop it and it falls to the ground . When it rains it picks up the rubbish (or plastic) and floats down to a gutter and out to sea . When it gets out to sea it looks like something to eat by marine life . For instance, a plastic bag looks like a Jelly fish.
Turtles eat Jelly fish and if the turtle eats the plastic bag it can’t digest it so it dies.
Sea turtles are known to feed and rest off and on during a typical day. During nesting season, research conducted in the southeast United States helped discovered that loggerheads follow regular patterns between the nesting beach itself and offshore reefs and other rocky structures. It is presumed that mating and/or feeding occurs at these offshore areas. When it is not nesting season, sea turtles may migrate hundreds or even thousands of miles. Sea turtles can sleep at the surface while in deep water or on the bottom wedged under rocks in near shore waters. Many divers have seen green turtles sleeping under ledges in reefs and rocks. Hatchlings typically sleep floating on the surface, and they usually have their front flippers folded back over the top of their backs.