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[Ambassador report] Thematic report: Marine environment- Sea turtles

by Asmita Gaire | 21-06-2020 03:16 Comments 15 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



As I belong to a landlocked country, I find myself so unfortune for  not getting chance to enjoy marine environment. I personally love sea turtles much. So I thought of writing on it. Sea turtles are one of the Marine reptiles. It has existed since the time of dinosaurs. There are seven species of turtle today with leatherback the largest which is 8 feet and weigh 2000pounds. It can lay more than 150eggs at a time. She lays egg in the beaches in sand. When baby turtles hatches out and grow they return to sea. However, half of the baby turtles become target of predators and only half survive and can reach the sea. Regarding sex of sea turtle, it is determined by the temperature not the sex chromosome. Around 88°F, hatchlings grow as female sea turtles and around 82°F, they grow as male. Meaning thereby, at higher temperature female are determined and at lower temperature, sea turtles grow as male. Sea turtle has a geomagnetic ability and use geographic earth magnetic field for navigation. It acts as internal GPS. Sea turtle has magnetite mineral which contributes in it. It's the magnetic ability that draws hatchling to move towards sea, and after many years, it is the same magnetic ability that draws sea turtle back to beaches for laying eggs.

However, this incredible creatures are in the threat of extinction. Not only the single species but all the species are in the threat. IUCN has put them in Red status. Their population has dramatically decreased. It is supposed fishing has contributed their population to decrease. It's either due to accidentally trapped in fish net or were targeted for reason in the net. Moreover, illegal poaching, turtle marketing and its products has also added to decrease its population. Likewise, sea pollution has also largely affected their life cycle causing them to decline.

Efforts are being made to preserve them. Many agencies have conserved and protected their eggs and released them after hatching into sea. Let's contribute from our level to conserve and protect these ancient marine animals to live more longer in the Marine ecosystem.

Pic source: https://images.app.goo.gl/KCN3Acgx4tqgprzn7

Sea turtle

15 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Asmita

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on Marine environment- Sea turtles

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 14-07-2020 10:16

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Jasmine
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 10-07-2020 22:41

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings di !!

    Thank you so much for sharing this report with us !!
    Its awesome to feel the sea but our unfortune to have a landlocked country , but, yeah its okay still, its the heaven for us..

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 08-07-2020 16:58

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings taehyun mentor
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 01-07-2020 11:03

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Asmita Gaire, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for your article about sea turtles.

    I also love the sea, but I was sad because I lived very far from the sea. Sea indeed heals the soul.

    I am so sad to hear that sea turtles' population is diminishing. Humans are really harming marine environment so badly. However, we should know that our actions will eventually return to us...

    Thank you for your report~!
    Posted 01-07-2020 02:57

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Asmita Gaire this is mentor Taehyun!

    I've never known that sea turtles have the ability to sense a municipality! Like other large marine life, sea turtles can easily collapse once the ecosystem is unbalanced due to their small breeding population and long life cycles. It seems that we need to be more interested.

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 01-07-2020 02:42

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello himani
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much!
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-06-2020 16:05

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello aarati
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much!
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 28-06-2020 16:05

Aarati Khatri

  • Aarati Khatri says :
    Hello Asmita,
    Glad to see your interest on this wonderful living creature on the earth. As a wildlife student I can relate how degrading nature of human have caused this animal on the edge of extinction.
    Keep on writting.
    Best Regards.

    Posted 28-06-2020 15:42

Himani Chand

  • Himani Chand says :
    Hello Dijju,
    I am glad to know about this beautiful creature. Sometimes I also feel that what it would feel like to have oceans around our territory and see those beautiful marine creatures.
    I wish for both of us that our this wish can be fulfilled soon😊😊😊.
    Love you dijju
    Posted 27-06-2020 14:52

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello alok
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your feedback
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 24-06-2020 21:48

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello justice
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for your feedback.
    Yes, I must say Nepalese is very wonderful in biodiversity and geographical point of view has well.
    I invite you to our country!
    Green cheers.
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 24-06-2020 21:47

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Wow, I never knew Nepal (Hope I got it right) is a landlocked country, that not withstanding I think Nepal is blessed with amazing land features no part of the world can boast of except Nepalians. Thanks for the report.

    Green Cheers from Ghana!
    Posted 23-06-2020 13:21

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank your for your report!! dd
    Posted 21-06-2020 18:16

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank your for your report!!
    Posted 21-06-2020 18:13

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