Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Population: 36,000 Nesting Females
Handmade with tempered glass
Your Loggerhead glass beaded bracelet is handmade by artisans using tempered glass beads with a multiply stretchable cord to give it elasticity, allowing you to slip it on and off easily.
The bracelet measures 17cm / 6.5 inches in length.
Gift Cards: 1 band plants 10 Trees recycling 3.08 tonnes of CO2.
Your Band of Courage comes with an Endangered Animal gift card and a 10 Tree Planting Certificate, both of which can be personalized. They tell you all about your Endangered Animal, your Mangrove trees, and your CO2 recycling.
Every band comes in a drawstring fabric pouch.
Your bracelet & care
The tempered glass beads will hold their colours in freshwater although they should not be exposed to perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics and the like.
Your order will be processed within 2 business days of receipt. Shipments are tracked and details for the delivery service you choose are shown on checkout.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Population
Loggerhead Sea Turtles are so called because of their large or log heads, which support bone crushing jaws to feed on hard shell creatures like sea urchins. Loggerheads live across the world in the Mediterranean Pacific, and warmer oceans and seas. They nest on beaches and the warmer the sand the more females are born, upsetting the balance of the species. They are also threatened by fishing nets, plastic bags and damage to their nesting beaches, the population is decreasing. Every two to three years females return to the beaches where they were born to nest, which means taking a dangerous journey of over 12,000 miles. That’s a long journey with many dangers today, so it’s no wonder their population is in decline. There could be as few as 36,000 nesting female Loggerheads remaining in 2015.
Sea turtles can't retract their heads and legs into their bodies, so their shells aren't really homes as such, more like a shield. And its this armour that's helped them to become one of the oldest living species on the planet today - turtles were trawling the world's oceans over 100 million years ago when T-Rex was hunting dinosaurs on land. Sadly their shield is no match for the threats humanity as introduced into the oceans including plastic bags which they eat mistaking them for jelly fish (their favourite food); discarded fishing nets, which they get caught up in and drown and, of course, they are hunted for meat. But it's Global Warming that will likely determine their destiny. In the oceans, warmer waters are bleaching the reefs destroying the turtles' natural habitats, and on land, the hotter sands in which turtles lay their eggs are producing more male than female turtles. The heat of the sand in which the eggs gestate determines the sex of the hatchlings and, the warmer it gets, the fewer females and the fewer eggs in future. People, the seas and the lands all seem totally aligned against these gorgeous little creatures who've been around forever.
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