This unit contains general information about sea turtles, species, adaptations to the aquatic environment and a general assessment of health and disease as well as potential threats that cause their drastic decline.
Sea turtles face many threats. Either due to environmental issues or anthropogenic reasons, many hatchlings don’t survive. Plastic debris and pollution adversely affects marine life including sea turtles. This unit explores the subject of marine pollution including plastic pollution and the resulting health issues and impact on marine life.
When you study a wildlife, zoology or conservation course with Animal Courses Direct, you will be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship. Fellows get unlimited access for them and a family guest to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos plus borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL library of rare zoological texts. Enrol on your course and apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship.
Sea Turtle Conservation
The sea turtle conservation course explores sea turtles and their ever changing environment. The course explores the taxonomy of sea turtles, including the different species that are living around the world and the environments that they inhabit. Learn about the anatomy and and biology of sea turtles, including nest biology and reproduction, as well as the ecology of their living environments. Learn about species that predate on sea turtles, and why sea turtles are important to the ecosystem.
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This course also investigates the threats affecting sea turtles, including the threats the humans pose on the population. Learn about conservation and ways to reduce human impact on the sea turtle. Explore the methods used to assess sea turtles’ habitat and population, as well as how to collect relevant data – crucial when it comes to protecting and conserving marine animals.