One of the oldest living creatures on earth, Sea Turtles are believed to have begun populating the seas 65 million years ago, around the time when dinosaurs disappeared. Though they developed in the oceans, it is believed that they did a stint out of the water only to return.
All six species of sea turtles are on the endangered species list. Over fishing is one of the culprits. Human population growth, and hence coastal development along with sea levels rising, are destroying their nesting habitats. Pollutants and oil spills are also to blame for diminishing population of these important and beautiful animals. Go to National Wildlife Federation to learn more about sea turtles and for donation information. Restoring their habitats also means restoring environmental niches. Everything on this planet is important.
All illustrations on this blog are available at Cafe Press. Make your voices heard by wearing Save Our Home products. Create a movement in your community. As the EPA and other environmental agencies are now on the endangered list, it is really important to spread the word and mention the organizations that are working toward helping animals and our planet. Get loud. March. Also, I don’t want to go extinct, I’d like to keep working for the animals, and the environment.