Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sea Turtle #10

My concentration for AP art is 'animals facing extinction and the problems that people created for them'. In this piece I showed how people are hurting sea turtles by littering plastic on the seashores, leaving their lights on at night, and fishing nets trapping the turtles.
"Sea turtle hatchlings have an inborn tendency to move in the brightest direction. On a natural beach, the brightest direction is most often the open view of the night sky over, and reflected by, the ocean. Hatchlings also tend to move away from darkly silhouetted objects associated with the dune profile and vegetation. This sea-finding behavior can take place during any phase and position of the moon, which indicates that hatchlings do not depend on lunar light to lead them seaward." "Artificial Lighting and Sea Turtle Hatchling Behavior." Artificial Lighting and Sea Turtle Hatchling Behavior. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Also, by littering plastic, turtles can't tell the difference between a jellyfish and a plastic bag creating a choking hazard for the turtles. I used water color and pen to show the problems that humans have created for sea turtles, which will eventually lead to their extinction.

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