Species of Sea Turtles
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Conservation Status

Due to its disputed status as a species, black sea turtles do not have a conservation status under the World Conservation Union (IUCN) ‘red list’.
Photo © 2008 J. Senko

Threats to black sea turtles vary from one region to another but include:

Accidental capture by fishing activities
Animal predation
Human predation due to meat consumption

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Illustrations: M. Demma © ICRAM