We have good news for those of you who love animals and especially sea turtles. It seems that these animals are nesting in record numbers along the coast of the United States. Scientists did many efforts to protect baby sea turtles, after they were in danger, a few years ago. According to the researchers, this year we will be able to see many baby sea turtles and their species in not in danger.
Kendra Cope, the coastal environmental specialist from Florida, said that : ” We definitely think our nests are increasing because of conservation efforts and community awareness.It seems that there were 1628 nests in the North Carolina, while South Carolina had 6357 nests. Moreover, scientists are expecting more baby sea turtles in the future because they will continue to find ways to protect them.
Even though things are better, sea turtles are considered an endangered species. They are protected by the United State Federal Endangered Species Act. Of course, not all of them, because it depends on the area. For example, those who are on the East Coast are in danger.
This year was a good one for the sea turtles, but we do not know what will happen in the future. There will be more years before we will be able to say that all the sea turtles are not in danger. Hundreds of volunteers spend their nights on the beach to mark nests and cover them so they could be safe.
This is the best they can do. After two months volunteers will take the baby sea turtles to the water. The little animals will start their journey while having many threats such as other animals or boats. A few of them are able to survive and become adults. However, without humans, most sea turtles can’t even make their own nests. That is why is so important to help them.
There are more endangered species than ever. Most of them are in this situation because of us. Humans are not aware of how important is to protect the animals around us. We keep building cities, polluting the air and act like the planet are having no problem. However, even popular animals, such as the elephants, are in danger now because of humans. Even though sea turtles seem to be on the road of recovery, there are other animals who need our help.
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