Argumentative Essay On Sea Turtles

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Argumentative Essay
Deanna Wood
Mrs. Tubergan and Mrs. Rhodes
English 6
12 March 2018

Each year sea turtles, such as the Loggerhead Sea Turtles, get closer and closer to extinction because of threats they face every single day. They die from fishing nets, marine debris and oil spills. Loggerhead Turtles will be extinct if we don’t stop causing the harmful threats we are doing. First, oil spills is a big problem in killing our sea turtles. According to Sea Turtles Conservancy there has been a study in 1994 on baby sea turtles, that 63% of all the baby sea turtles had tar inside of their bodies. This happens because when they are eggs the oil washes up the shore and goes into the sand, where the eggs are and then they have tar in them. That is just for how the babies can die from oil, not the adults. Even though they oil does not stick to them as much as other species, they still eat things with tar on them and according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy, whenever they eat oil, it messes up their heath and they become weaker and in more danger. Oil spills are harmful to our turtles, but that is this is only one of the dangerous threat they face. Second, trawl fishing is another life threatening threat to our Loggerhead Sea Turtles. According to Sea Turtle
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This is artificial lighting. Artificial lighting is light on the beaches that scares the female turtles to going on the beach and laying their eggs. But how will the turtles make it to the beach if they have threats like oil spills, and other big threats. On the site http://www.seeturtles.org/baby-turtles/ , it is estimated that only 1 in 1000 baby sea turtles make it to adulthood. This means they die from when they were born, trying to get in the water but killed, or they faced deadly threats like marine debris or trawl

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