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Sea Turtle

– Conservation status: Most species are endangered, some critically endangered, some endangered, and some vulnerable.

– Population: The population of each sea turtle species is different, but in general all species have suffered significant population declines due to poaching, bycatch, habitat degradation, and climate change. Currently, there are between 20,000 and 30,000 and scientists believe they will become extinct within the next 30 years.

– Scientific name: There are several species of sea turtles, including the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), loggerhead sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) and hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata).

– Height: Depends on the species, most of them measure between 70-110 cm.

Weight: Depends on the species, most weigh between 35-200 kg.

Length: Depends on the species, most are between 70-200 cm long.

Habitat: Oceans and beaches worldwide.

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