Endangered Sea Turtles

Endangered Sea Turtles

by Bobbie Kalman


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To lay eggs, a sea turtle swims thousands of miles to the beach where she was born. This long journey is fraught with danger. In many cases, the beaches are now full of hotels, people, and lights, which fool sea turtles into going the wrong way after they have laid their eggs. The journey of the hatchlings is even more harrowing, and very few make it to the ocean. In this fascinating book, children will learn about:
• the different species of sea turtles, their bodies, life cycles, migration, behavior, and diets
• why they are endangered
• how people are helping them

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778718994
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Series: Earth's Endangered Animals Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,153,333
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is a sea turtle?6
Eight species of sea turtles8
How many are left on Earth?10
Meet the ridleys!12
The leatherback14
Green and black sea turtles15
The hawksbill16
Sea turtle habitats18
Back to the beach20
The life cycle of a sea turtle22
Dangers all around24
Sea turtle troubles26
Habitat loss28
Helping sea turtles30
Glossary and Index32

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