Tuesday, November 23, 2010

THE MOST ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE IN THE WORLD

Did you know Florida is home to the most endangered sea turtle in the world?   The Kemp’s Ridley return each year to a single beach to lay her eggs.  Some travel as far away as the coast of Ireland.  The Kemp's Ridley turtle feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, jellyfish, algae or seaweed, and sea urchins . Unfortunately,  due to bottom line fishing many sea turtles never live long enough to reach full maturity.
Bottom line fishing is a commercial fishing method in which a mainline is rigged and dragged behind a trolling vessel.  Fishermen use this technique to catch deep-diving fish such as halibut.  Fishermen are able to catch vast quantities of seafood in an efficient way.   This way of fishing is definitely very profitable, but deadly for sea turtles.  Sea turtles often become ensnared in the long lines.
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13 comments:

  1. You are a dedicated Advocate! I am happy to learn on your website! So very nice to meet you, we actually met on Bloggy Moms. So anyway I am Crystal nice to meet you, what a great blog! If you want you can visit and follow me at http://www.armytankerswife.com Thanks

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  2. Hi Crissy,

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I am now following you.

    Nicole

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  3. Hi Nicole,

    Thank you for following my blog. I am returning the favor. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Hi,

    Thanks for coming by and following. Im following back. Have a great weekend!

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  5. My pleasure! Thanks for following me back.
    Nicole Weaver
    http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com

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  6. Following you via Bloggy Moms.

    Happy Sunday!
    Jess Mead

    www.jessmead.com

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  7. Hi Jess,

    Thanks! I will follow you right back.

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    Have a great day!

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  9. I found you on The Sunday Blog Hop...I'm now following!

    Katie
    ~The Romantic Type~
    http://theromantictype.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Nicole! I am now following you thanks to Making Friends Monday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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  11. Hi, Nicole!

    Thank you for the follow! I've discovered your blog, too, and I love it! I'm your newest follower!

    Diane Majeske
    http://momswrites.blogspot.com

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  12. New follower via the Monday Hop :)
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  13. Hi Nicole~ Thanks for the follow! I'm in Castle Rock...I love the sea turtle posts. ~laura

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