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How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea…

How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea Turtle Facts sea turtle swimming

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Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. An important link to marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs and seagrass beds, some sea turtles also eat large numbers of jellyfish and provide a source of income to local communities as a draw for ecotourism. But sea turtle populations have been on the decline. Thousands of marine turtles are accidentally caught by fishing gear each year, and the beaches upon which they depend for nesting are disappearing. Read more “How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea Turtle Facts”