3 brilliant books about turtles
It's World Turtle Day on Sunday 23rd May, a campaign which highlights knowledge of and respect for turtles and tortoises, whilst encouraging human action to help them survive and thrive.
Sea turtles are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems. They help maintain the health of seagrass beds and coral reefs that benefit many other species such as shrimp, lobster, and tuna.
Sea turtles are the live representatives of a group of reptiles that have existed on Earth and travelled our seas for the last 100 million years. You can learn a little more about sea turtles and how to protect them at The World Wildlife Fund. For example – did you know that there are seven different species of marine turtles, who live in a host of places from the shallow beds of the Indian Ocean, to the reefs of the Coral Triangle and the sandy beaches of the Eastern Pacific?
While these highly migratory species periodically come ashore to either bask or nest, sea turtles spend the bulk of their lives in the ocean. The World Wildlife Fund’s work on sea turtles focuses on five species: green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback, and olive ridley.
We’ve got three beautiful stories featuring turtles this week in our Book Club round up. We hope you like them.