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In some places in the world humans have historically hunted and eaten sea turtles. Their discarded shells have been collected at a field research station in Baja California, Mexico, in remembrance of the once-abundant marine reptiles that have become rare because of hunting. There are seven species of sea turtle that inhabitat the oceans of the world, except polar regions. Sea turtles are threatened not only by hunting, but by fisheries where they are caught as by-catch, disease like fibropapillomatosis, possibly related to toxins, plastics mistaken for jellyfish food resources, taking of eggs, and other human-related influences. (Fotograf: Steven Zeff)
Fotograf: Steven Zeff
Byline: Steven Zeff/Azote
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Datum: 2002-02-23
Max filstorlek: 1200x1600 px (≈ 10x14 cm / 300 dpi)