Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

So, I was in a classroom and noticed a poster.  I’d seen it before multiple times, but a new thought clicked in my head:

There are only 7 species of sea turtles?

I always thought there were more than that, but I only remembered a few.  No, there are only 7 and nearly all of them are endangered.  3 are critical!  Primarily due to what humans are doing such as fisheries, pollution, and overhunting.  So, I thought I would post a picture of each one.  I hope I got one of each since you can’t really tell if the Image Search was being honest or not.

If you want to read up on sea turtles then HERE is the World Wildlife Federation site.

Oh, here’s the NOAA Fisheries site that shows what you can do to help sea turtles.

Flatback Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle

Hawksbill sea turtle

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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25 Responses to Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    See the full article and video on Charles’ original blog post 😃

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I have a friend who goes down to the shore every spring to protect the turtle egg nests from poachers.

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  3. Having lived by the gulf for years I never realized there were only seven types of turtles. We saw Green Turtles, Kemp Ridley, and Loggerheads. Terrific post charles.

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  4. Great post. Very educational.

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  5. Thanks for sharing these wonderful images, and the very important information, Charles! Never thought there are only seven different species of them. xx Michael

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  6. Victoria Zigler says:

    If you spacifically focus on “sea” turtles there are only those seven. However, there are other species of turtle that wouldn’t be included because they aren’t sea turtles, which may be a contributing factor to your thinking there were more.

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  7. What a neat post, Charles. 🙂

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  9. Jennie says:

    Nice post, Charles! How are you enjoying teaching?


    • It’s an experience. I’m only a TA though and my current workload is rough. Made even harder due to covid. So, I’m just going into survival mode these days.

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      • Jennie says:

        I totally understand! Apologies that I hadn’t asked you about school in a while. Covid has changed so many things in school. Parent’s cannot come into classrooms. Preschoolers have to wear masks all the time, except when eating and outside. Understanding a three-year-old who is wearing a mask is a huge challenge. We’re not supposed to be close, but I hug kids anyway. That’s what they need. Hang in there, Charles.


      • Thanks. I work in a high school, so it’s a different type of mentality. Think we’ve also just gotten used to the masks and gotten used to speaking loudly. I don’t know anyone who was working in a Pre-K setting around here, so I don’t know if we had the no hugging rule.

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      • Jennie says:

        Thanks for the update, Charles!


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