20 Things That May Be Gone from the Earth by 2050
Many sea turtle species, such as the hawksbill sea turtle, face numerous threats. People around the world eat the turtles’ eggs despite their protected status.
They are killed for their flesh, shells or accidentally when they are caught in fishing nets. Another major threat to sea turtles is plastic.
Straws, bottles, bags and other plastic products can look remarkably similar to jellyfish and other turtle food.