What can you say about sea turtles? Their cute and vulnerable, right? They need our help.
My sea turtle coloring page can help you spread the word about your favorite ocean dweller! Let your colorful creations do the talking.
Share them. Post the problems. Help save the sea turtles!
Or just enjoy them.
Major troubles abound for marine turtle populations. Why? Because...
Some of us depend on their meat and eggs. Others enjoy them as a delicacy.
We catch them in our nets. Many drown.
We use the same beaches. But don't always play well together.
Tortiseshell, made from the hawksbill sea turtle, was/is used to make fine items.
We eat them, wear them and decorate our hair with them.
Looks like we're loving these poor creatures to death!
Fortunately, many countries have banned these practices. But others...
Here's a curios green turtle cruising up to the camera. Not a shy guy is he?
These turtles can weigh as much as 700 pounds and grow to 5 feet in length, according to the National Geographic web site.
No wonder he's not shy!
This hawksbill turtle is hanging out at her favorite reef. She's probably looking for a delicious sponge or jellyfish snack.
The hawksbill are considered critically endangered.
This green turtle is swimming over a reef in the warm waters off of the coast of Mexico.
Our chelonian friends enjoy some of the same sea as we.
This tiny baby loggerhead is making her dash for the ocean! She has to dodge many dangers to get there.
And once there her chances of survival to adulthood are slim.
This lucky loggerhead is ducking death thanks to a turtle excluder. Trapped, she may have drowned before the net was hauled in.
Fortunately for her, she lives to see another day!
This little lady may not be so lucky. She's tangled up in a ghost net. These unattended nets trap all kinds of sea creatures.
There's little chance of escape with out help.
Gorgeous, isn't she? Hmmm...interesting anyway. Up close and personal with a leatherback turtle. It's safer this way!
They can grow as large as 1500 pounds. That's more than half a ton of turtle. That would take a lot of coloring, this picture not so much.
Here are a few organizations that work with marine turtles. Check them out!
Our favorite sea-going reptiles face many challenges. Are you willing to help them? Then they might just stand a chance! Do your bit. Help keep them fit and swimming free.
Sources: Facts-Wikipedia Wikimedia: Hosts NOAA photos used to create coloring pictures.
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