The remigration interval between nesting seasons for the majority of female Atlantic leatherbacks is two years, though three-year remigration intervals are not uncommon. I discovered from the article I read by M. C. James, S. A. Sherrill-Mix, and R. A. Myers that the coastal and slope waters of the Northwest Atlantic above 38° N provide high-use foraging habitat for leatherbacks and the waters off Nova Scotia, Canada, are particularly important to this species. This is indicated by the large seasonal gathering of turtles that occur there to feed. By tagging the leatherbacks with passive integrated transponders (PITs), the researchers were able to trace the nesting origins and foraging spots of the tagged specimens. These turtles are capable of diving to astoundingly great depths (only a couple of species, such as sperm whales, are known to dive deeper) due to their leathery ‘shell’, that unlike other terrestrial and sea turtles alike, lacks the presence of scutes. Yet, they are most often found at or near the ocean’s surface. The average sea surface temperature the leatherback turtles were sighted at during their migrations was relatively warm, suggesting that the turtles are more active with the rise in temperature during the summer months (July to September), when sea surface temperature approaches seasonal highs. At-sea field research confirms leatherbacks from multiple nesting colonies aggregate annually off Canada’s Atlantic coast during Summer and Fall months, when water temperatures are highest and food is most plentiful
The Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtles tend to nest in the eastern side of the the sea on the coasts of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, and parts of northeast Libya and Egypt (Zbinden, Aebischer, Margaritoulis, Arlettaz, 2007). The female adult Loggerheads lay eggs on the beach (terrestrial ecosystem), preferably with coarse sand and a steep incline. The beaches tend to be wide with low dunes in the rear and flat sandy shorelines. However, this is a generalization. Detailed characteristics of the beaches can vary greatly between regions. In the Mediterranean, for example, the turtles are mostly found nesting on beaches with sandy entrances, whereas in South Africa, the turtles tend to prefer beaches with “adjacent reefs or rocky outcrops” (Bolten, Witherington, 2003). A study performed in Japan found that distance from human settlement was also an important factor when predicting Loggerhead spawning. The analysis found that the turtles tend to distance themselves from human interaction due to the obvious threats humans pose (Bowen, Karl, 2007).
A food web consists of all food chains of an ecosystem. A food web is a diagram which shows the transfer of energy between species. Energy is transferred through food; therefore, food webs basically show which fauna eats which. Food webs are organized into layers of who eats who called trophic levels. The bottom trophic level of a food web is the producers, the second being the primary consumer, then the secondary consumers, tertiary consumers and the final trophic level being the decomposers. The ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef is a fragile balance, with a food chain that has several points, in which each one is reliant on one another. The Great Barrier Reef’s coordinates are 18.2871° S, 147.6992° E. The Reef has a huge amount of flora
Charters in these two allegories “Terrible Things”, by Eve Bunting, and “Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss share an array of similarities. An allegory is a short story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning. These two allegories share many similarities through the author’s use of characters, including passive characters, aggressive characters, and ignorant characters. In this comparison essay characters in “Yertle the Turtle” and “Terrible Things “are very alike. First, there are the two main characters in the allegories Yertle the Turtle and Terrible Things that are very similar in their aggressiveness. Second, there are characters in these allegories that do whatever the two main characters say. Last, there are those who have no clue what is going on in these allegories and follow the crowd so to speak.
In the story “The Earth on Turtles Back” it explores a very nurturing and unique way that the earth was created. The original idea was brought on by the Native Americans but is retold by the authors. It explores the idea that animals and dreams helped start the building of earth. Within the story you find some very shaping and well-fitting themes. The themes with in “The Earth on Turtles Back” are one thing must end for another to begin, importance of animals, and belief in dreams.
In the short story “The Turtle,” the author John Steinbeck claims that life always throws different obstacles in the reader's way. Steinbeck supports his claim by using the turtle’s journey as a metaphor for life. The author’s purpose is to show that even though life can be difficult, the reader must persevere. The author writes in a reflective tone for readers to reminisce on their struggles through life.
Roethke describes the beach as a tranquil place in lines 32-35 “The waves, altered by sand-bars, beds of kelp, miscellaneous driftwood, Topped by cross-winds, tugged at by sinuous undercurrents the tide rustling in, sliding between the ridges of stone, The tongues of water, creeping in quietly.” Beaches are one of the several natural resources that provides fun and recreation for many family’s often spend hours basking in the sun while watching children play in the sand. The beach has so many activities going on and can also be a place of solitude. Located on the coast of Savannah, Georgia Tybee Island beach features deep blue waters and whiles of white sand. Visitors from all around can enjoy Kayaking, riding bikes or visiting the light house. This beach is located near a camp ground where campers can have full access to the facilities which makes this a home away from home and the place comfortable for so many campers. This beach community is deeply involved in the place in the rescue and protection of the sea turtle population at this beach. Loggerhead sea turtles are endangered and their nesting is well protected. Each year from May1-Oct 31 these turtles come to nest on the beaches. It’s important to protect these magnificent creatures. Although, Roethke described the beautiful scenery of the beach he also
The laws state that: "No person may take, harass, harm, pursue, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or attempts to engage in any such conduct to marine turtles, turtle nests, and/or turtle eggs." Any person who knowingly violates any provision of the act may be assessed civil penalties up to $25,000 or criminal penalty up to $100,000 and up to one-year imprisonment.” (Threatened or Endangered Species). I think the laws are helping the sea turtle population and the state is also educating the people about the harm humans can cause to the threatened sea turtles. The state also tries to post signs on beaches around areas where sea turtles lay their eggs, warning people to stay away and not to disturb the nests. They also ask houses around these areas to turn off their outside lights so the turtles are no confused when hatching and going toward the sea. I believe the continued education about the sea turtles will help this threatened
The sources that I read were about a brilliant man called David Bushnell who made the Turtle. His brother,Erza, is the one who actually the one who first tried use the Turtle. It also has that his nbrother although he failed his objective still succeded because they saw him as he fleed and then decided that it would be best to leave because next time they might actually suceed so they didn 't take any chances so they left. These sources are different perspectives of what happens.
Sea turtles were alive at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era 225 million years ago and survived the rise and extinction of the dinosaurs. Six of the seven surviving species are threatened by humanity. Threats to the reptiles include high attrition rates for hatchlings, loss of nesting sites, poaching, coastal development, pollution and accidental entanglement in fishing nets.
Chapter 3 (pgs 20-22): This chapter is primarily narrative about a land turtle. In the story the turtle is meet with various obstacles and overcomes them in the end. It 's a hot day and the turtle makes his way up one side of the highways. As the turtle crosses the black pavement, tow cars pass. The first car swevers and avoids sitting the turtle, however the next truck picks up speed amining to run over the turtle.
At the bottom of Naple Island Gazette’s front page, I saw the headline: Manatee Habitat Threatened by Local Development. The article explained that a new housing development was planned for an area along the Okee River. Many of the properties would have docks in the river so owners could park their boats and have easy access out into the bay. I knew that the Okee River was the best place locally to spot manatees. They loved floating in the warm water and munching the thick sea grasses that cover the river bottom. Right now, it was the perfect habitat for manatees, but once motorboats started zooming up and down the river, it would no longer be perfect. In fact, it would be dangerous to them. When I arrived at school later that morning, I had the article ready to share with my classmates. I eagerly approached my teacher, Ms. Patel, and shared my ideas. Ms. Patel was impressed. She gave me permission to address the class.
Santiago is an old fisherman who goes out on a long, epic journey. He faces many challenges, both mentally and physically. On his journey he talks about many things, including the sea turtles; which he admires very much. At the beginning of his journey, Santiago is optimistic and has good mental and physical health. At the end of his journey, however he is beaten down both mentally and physically. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, the author uses turtles as a symbol for Santiago and his tragedy.
According to world wildlife organisation, overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results may not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life.
Leatherback sea turtles, like in the Eastern Pacific along the coast of South America, are another endangered species that has suffered from the effects of poaching. Their meat and eggs are considered a delicacy in some countries. In other areas of the world, the turtles are hunted for different reasons. Jewelry, instruments, wall hangings, and ceremonial objects can be made from the turtle's skin and shells. Based on what happened to the rhino population, you are probably able to guess the effect on the sea turtles. There are only about 35,000 nesting females left in the world, which may be larger than the decreasing rhino population, it is nowhere near where it should be. Leatherback sea turtles take a longer than most animals to reproduce, so harvesting their eggs takes a massive toll on the population. You could attribute this decline to other factors as well, but in certain areas poachers have removed up to 95% of the