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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 AMERICA Endangered Species of Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas Endangered Spe"seas" of LIMITED EDITION ALISSA JI3/9/15 Georgia Aster Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cooperianus The Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel is a freshwater mussel that inhabits the Ohio River to Tennessee River. It lives in clean water with a fast,steady flow. The mussels bury themselves in the sandor silt at large depths and attach to a host fish to developas parasites. They move slowly through the sand with an orange muscular foot. Endangered since 1976, the mussels have had little done to protect their extinction. They are endangered due to competition with invasive species zebra mussel and habitat destruction; the construction of reservoirs and dams decreases the sand in their river areas and affects their host fish. Water pollution also decreases population. The green sea turtle is one of the largest sea turtles and has an ocean habitat. It inhabits tropical areas such as Florida and the Mesoamerican Reef, the Gulf of California, and CoastalEast Africa. The green sea turtle has a long migration distance from its feeding area to its hatching area. A herbivore, it eats seagrass and algae, making seagrass beds more productive,and young turtles are very vulnerable to attack by predators. The main causes of its endangerment are the overharvesting of its eggs and meat for consumption or trade. The turtles are also frequently caught in fishing gear or by fisherman as bycatch; they get caught in hooklines and trawling nets and drown from lack of oxygen. Symphotrichum georgianum The Georgia aster is a plant that lives in the Southeastern US and inhabits oak and pine forests. It requires natural disturbances such as wildfires or grazing to survive and grows in small and isolated populations, and the increase in road construction and landscape management have isolated it to unsustainable populationsizes. Human interference in pulling and mowing and the removal of disturbances through suppression of fires and removal of large grazing mammals have contributed to its endangerment.
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