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Species at Risk: Flatback sea turtle

flatback sea turtle

Although it is illegal to intentionally kill the Australian flatback sea turtle, coastal pollution and habitat degradation continue to be major threats to its survival. Flatback sea turtles also face natural threats such as predation by saltwater crocodiles, dingos, foxes, rats and other animals that feed on sea turtle eggs and hatchlings.

The flatback sea turtle is listed as “data deficient” on the IUCN Red List because there isn't enough information known about its status and population trends to warrant further classification.