Why is Leatherback Sea Turtle Endangered?

How many leatherback sea turtles are left?

These turtles are important for several reasons.
  1. First, they help to keep the ocean ecosystem in balance by eating jellyfish.
  2. Second, their eggs are a major food source for many animals on the beach, including birds and small mammals.
  3. Third, leatherback turtles are a key species in the marine food web and their decline could have serious impacts on other species that depend on them for food or shelter.

leatherback sea turtle eggs

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