7 LoggerheadLargeWide headStout neckRarely seen in Hawaii
8 Leatherback Largest, 6 ft., 500-1000 lbs Black with white spots Only species that lacks a hard shellLeathery ridged carapaceRarely seen on shoreFeeds on jellyfish
9 Hawksbill Long pointy beak Less than 3 feet long Used by Hawaiians for tools, jewelry, hooksFeeds on sponges
10 Green Sea Turtle Green body fat Herbivores (adult), carnivores (juv) Up to 500 lbs10-50 years to reach sexual maturityMales (long thick tails), females (short stubby)
11 Life Cycle and Migration Migrate to French Frigate Shoals (males annually, female 1-2 years)Mating in waters off shore(1 month) Female comes to shore for egg laying – 100 eggs in “clutch”Leave nest(2 months) eggs start to hatchHead to sea
15 Human Impact Positive Negative Fishing lines Unattended fishing nets Debris/pollution, oil spillsBoat collisionsIllegal poachingArtificial LightingEducationEnforcements of ESAProtected areas (NWHI)Research, tagging(TED) Turtle Exclusion Devices
16 Legislation that Protects Turtles Protected under Federal and State LawStay 20 feet away!Endangered Species ActRiding a sea turtle is illegalFines up to $100,000 and/or prisonInternational trade of sea turtle parts is illegalBringing protects into USA - $20,000 fine
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