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Marine Reptiles

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Mark Van Arsdale

on 26 February 2017

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Transcript of Marine Reptiles

Conservation
Ingestion of plastic is a problem

Entanglement in fishing gear as well

Most conservation efforts are geared towards protecting nests and young turtles
Marine Iguana
http://www.arkive.org/galapagos-marine-iguana/amblyrhynchus-cristatus/video-00.html
Saltwater Crocodile
http://www.arkive.org/saltwater-crocodile/crocodylus-porosus/video-00.html
Sea Snakes
http://www.arkive.org/olive-brown-sea-snake/aipysurus-laevis/video-00.html
Sea Turtles
http://www.arkive.org/loggerhead-turtle/caretta-caretta/video-09b.html
Marine Reptiles
http://www.arkive.org/green-turtle/chelonia-mydas/video-06.html
http://www.arkive.org/hawksbill-turtle/eretmochelys-imbricata/video-08b.html
Algae eating iguana found only in the Galapagos Islands

An able swimmer and diver, can hold its breath for 30 minutes
Largest of the crocodiles, they are formidable predators

Inhabits the fresh and saltwaters of the coastal Indian Ocean

57 species of sea snakes

Almost all inhabit Indian ocean coral reefs

Most are venomous fish eaters with flattened paddle like tails
Air breathers
Must lay eggs on land
Many are highly endangered
7 species, varying in appearance and diet, all linked to beaches for reproduction
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