Sea Turtles - Humans of the Sea
One breeding pair can produce over 400 offspring per year. This results in a massive population explosion on an even higher scale than human populations. Sea turtles also have no natural predators. Their protective shell stops any shark attacks and sea turtles can often been seen attacking and killing sharks with their beaks and flippers.
Sea turtles main diet is coral. Coral reefs around the globe are seeing huge reductions in habitable areas due to the increase in sea turtle population. This could send a ripple effect across all oceans ecosystems.
Sea turtles have been hunted by humans for the last 6,000 years. If humans had not been hunting the turtles the oceans would have already seen the effects of turtle over population. Now that humans are not hunting the turtles we could see an ever quicker spike in their population. Scientists estimate by 2050 sea turtles could eat all of the coral along the Australian great barrier reef.
It may be too late at this point with turtle populations already exploding but many countries are looking to lift the ban on hunting the animals in hopes of saving coral reef and the oceans ecosystem.