Common Name: Sea Turtles
Scientific Name: Chelonioidea and Dermochelyidae
Average Lifespan: Unknown
Size: 2 Feet – 7 Feet Long
Weight: 70 to 1500 Pounds
Six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened, endangered or critically endangered, due largely to human impact in the form of hunting, bycatch in fishing nets,pollution and climate change. Climate change affects the turtles by warming the temperature of the sand that the sea turtles eggs are laid in, which in turn affects the outcome of the hatchlings’ sex.
How can you help?
-Participate in local beach clean ups
-Use reusable bottles/bags/straws to minimize use of plastic
-Decrease ocean pollution
Why should you contribute? Sea Turtles are vital part of the Earth’s eco-system. They have been on Earth for nearly 65 million years. 🐢
Current Threats :
-ingestion & entanglement of debris
-Commercial fishing equipment
-Climate change & Beach erosion
It’s the mission of Sand Cloud and it’s ambassadors, to give back to marine life. 10% of Sand Clouds profits are donated to organizations that support this cause.