Leatherback Seaturtles

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Leatherback Seaturtles by Mind Map: Leatherback Seaturtles

1. Threats

1.1. Animals(non-human)

1.1.1. Sharks

1.1.1.1. By hunting/eating

1.1.2. Killer Whales

1.1.2.1. By hunting/eating

1.1.3. Jaguars

1.1.3.1. By hunting/eating

1.2. Humans

1.2.1. Use nesting beaches and sites as recreational areas.

2. Action Plan

2.1. What I can do...

2.1.1. Attend a nesting beach clean-up

2.1.2. Raise awarness with a school project to the class

2.2. What NGO's Can do...

2.2.1. Raise awreness with billboards

2.2.2. arrange beach clean-ups

2.2.3. adopt a turtle

2.2.4. arrange public Seaturtle walks

2.3. What the Government can do...

2.3.1. Put up signs where leatherback seaturtles live and nest saying "Leatherback seaturtle nesting area, be aware, do not disturb or litter."

2.4. What is Being done...

2.4.1. Listed as Endangered in 1970

2.4.1.1. This made it illegal to

2.4.1.1.1. Kill a Leatherback seaturtle

2.4.1.1.2. Take eggs from their nests

2.4.2. The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITIES) forbids trade of any seaturtle products on the international trade market

3. Habitat

3.1. Temperature

3.1.1. Can go down to 6°C

3.2. Water

3.2.1. Saltwater

4. Biology

4.1. Size

4.1.1. Up to 2 meters long

4.2. Colour

4.2.1. Main Colour

4.2.1.1. Dark Bluish Black

4.2.2. Upper Shell

4.2.2.1. Dark bluish black with white or bluish white blotches

4.2.3. Body

4.2.3.1. Main colour with spots on land, looks brown when under water

4.2.4. Lower Shell

4.2.4.1. Pinkish-White

4.3. Weight

4.3.1. Up to 900 kg

4.4. Offspring

4.4.1. Female lays about 85-100 eggs

4.5. Life Cycle

4.5.1. At least 30 years up to 50 years or more

5. Map of Range

6. Resources

6.1. Websites

6.1.1. www.hww.ca

6.1.2. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/education/kids_times_turtle_leatherback.pdf

6.1.3. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/endang/animals/reptiles_amphibians/lethback.phtml

6.2. Books

6.2.1. The Leatherback Turtle: Sea Turtles and Their Conservation By: Peter J. Morgan

7. Range

7.1. Northernmost

7.1.1. 71°N

7.2. Southernmost

7.2.1. 27°S

8. Biome

8.1. Oceans

8.1.1. Boreal

8.1.1.1. Scavange for food

8.1.2. Temperate

8.1.2.1. Scavange for food

8.1.3. Tropical

8.1.3.1. Nest

9. Status

9.1. END

9.1.1. Endangered

10. Video Link

11. Picture Links

11.1. In water

11.2. On land

12. Diet

12.1. Eat soft-bodied creatures and plants

12.1.1. Jellyfish

12.1.2. Scalps

12.1.3. Tunicates

12.1.4. Squid

12.1.5. Fish

12.1.6. Crustaeans

12.1.7. Algae

12.1.8. Floating Seaweed

13. Unique Habits/Characteristics

13.1. Possible that it has enough capacity ro generate own body warmth even though a ectotherm(cold-blooded animal)

13.1.1. Body temperature can be as much as 18°C warmer than surrounding water

13.2. Combination of adaptions let's them survive in water much too cold for other marine animals

13.2.1. Dark colour

13.2.2. Thick layer of fat

13.2.3. High Volume-to-surface-area-ratio

13.3. Never developed ability to swim backward

13.4. Never been successfully raised to maturiaty in captivity

13.5. Male turtles never return to land after hatching

13.5.1. Collecting information about males must take place at sea