Of the many species of turtles, the green sea turtle is unique to our world. An article by the Sea Turtle Conservancy describes green sea turtles, their diet, habitat, and provides other characteristics in detail if you want to learn more about these turtles. Living typically around coastlines, this species is often nesting on shores and can be seen by people. However, human activity has caused the green sea turtle population to decline.
As explained by the Sea Turtle Controversy article above, green sea turtles’ eggs are harvested by humans for consumption. During nesting season, the green sea turtles lay many eggs that will hatch later on. Many of these hatchlings may not survive to live long due to predators, which is why the turtles lay a numerous amount of eggs. However, when a portion of these green sea turtles’ eggs are taken by humans for consumption, the number of turtles that survive to live long decrease greatly. Due to this, the green sea turtle population has rapidly fallen.
It is crucial that we stop the species from becoming extinct. To help green sea turtles, it is vital that humans cease the harvesting of this animals’ eggs. This will lead to the revival of the green sea turtle population in the near future. We can make this happen by making more people aware of the consequences of harvesting and consuming turtle eggs. Having people understand the importance of conserving the green sea turtles will help greatly towards the population of these turtles. By working together to stop the harvesting of turtle eggs, the green sea turtles will have a promising future.