The Graph Below shows the population figures for different types of turtles in India from 1980 to 2010
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The line graph elucidates the population data of leather turtles(19), green turtles(38), all species(111), and olive ridley turtles (20) in India over 32 years commencing from 1980.
Overall, it can be seen that the figures for all 4 different types of turtle showed a fluctuated trend. Out of those leatherback and green turtles’ community decreased whereas there was a slight increase in the proportion of all species and olive ridley turtles’ figure experienced an upward trend followed by fluctuation.
In the initial year 1980, the statistic of all sort of turtles was 100, in the following years, their data showed a fluctuated trend. There was a slight increase of 10 units in the number of all species. In 1980, it was 100 after which it reached 110 in 2012 while the data of green turtles decreased steadily and stood at 90 at the end of the period.
The quantity of olive ridley turtle escalated significantly till 1997 afterward its number fluctuated and reached 130 in 2012. By contrast, the population of leatherback turtles decreased dramatically throughout the period. The figure was considerably lower at 60 in 2012.
The given trend illustrates the population figures for different species of Turtles in India for two distinct years 1980 to 2012. Units are measured in index.
Overall, instead of obvious fluctuation, OIive Ridley Turtles recorded the highest population of turtles in the whole period. However, All species declined gradually over time. Whereas green turtles experienced a sharp rise after fluctuating for a long period of time whilst leatherback turtles experienced a sharp rise and later reduced drastically over time. Significant features are discussed in the following paragraphs.
First of all, in the year 1980 Olive Ridley Turtles recorded its first highest population of turtles at 100 million indexes while it slightly increases by 10 million indexes in 1982. However, in 1984, it recorded its second-highest population of turtles at 120 million indexes and gradually recorded some increase and rose significantly to its highest peak in 2012.
In contrast, there was a significant difference from three previous turtles, the Leatherback Turtles which recorded a sharp rise of 100million indexes and in 1986 surged to 15 million indexes whilst from 1988 recorded a gradual decline in its population until it reached a downward slope. All species recorded a higher population from 1980 and later declined gradually over time.
In 1980, it is clearly noted that Green Species recorded a population which remains unchanged at 100million index and later recorded a slight increase of 10million index and remained static not until 1984 when its population reduced drastically and remain to fluctuate thereafter and experienced a sharp rise afterward at the end of the period.
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A glance at the line graph provided reveals some striking similarities in the populace of turtles namely , leatherback turtles , green turtles , species and , lastly , olive ridley turtles during the period from 1980 to 2012.
Overall,the most striking feature is that the number of turtles species were remained stable throughtout the given tenure and all turtles species count were same in the first year. Increasing from approximately 10% in 1982 to 35% in 1998, the populace of olive rudely turtle then show fluctuations till the last year and the rate was about 125% which was highest among all the turtles species .
The same trend was followed by all species of turtle and green turtle with sustainable decline in the figure to somewhere in the vicinity of same as at starting point and 90% oderly.
Moving further, a minimum increase had been observed in the rate of leatherback turtle in the year 1987 . Afterwards , a rapid fall can be seen and
the populace of this turtle was almost 60%.