How Well Do You Know Marine Turtles??

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All 7 species of marine turtles are listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). 3 are classified as critically endangered by IUCN and a further 3 are classified as endangered. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about turtles!

For more than 100 million years marine turtles have covered vast distances across the world's oceans, performing a vital and integral role in marine and coastal ecosystems. Over the last 200 years human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of these ancient mariners. Urgent global action is needed to ensure their future.

Created by: Arnav Mathur
  1. Is it true that the organs of turtles do NOT break down just like any other animal?
  2. Depending of the species of the turtle, what is their average life-span?
  3. What are turtle shells made up of?
  4. Turtles are considered vulnerable because.....?
  5. Recently it was found that turtles suffer from a terminal disease. Try to Name it
  6. How do marine turtles play an important role in keeping the land and sea ecosystems connected?
  7. Male turtles frequently visit the shore/beach to check on the unhatched offspring while the mother rests in the sea. Is this statement true?
  8. Identify the threat to marine turtles from the options below
  9. Incidental Capture results in Marine Turtle Fatalities. How??
  10. Last but not the least, How is the WWF keeping the illegal turtle meat/egg trade on a leash?

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