They Lay Many Eggs
It doesn’t look like saltwater crocodiles are going extinct anytime soon. Even though it’s horrible to wish that they would go extinct, to make it safer for humans to swim in fresh and salt water, it looks like they might outlive humans. They already outlived the dinosaurs, so what makes them any different from outliving us? It’s said that “female saltwater crocodiles build a large nest of rotting vegetation, adjacent to a body of water, where they lay up to 90 eggs” (Sport Diver). Ninety eggs is a lot. That’s a lot of saltwater crocodiles out there. If only one female lays 90 eggs, imagine 100 saltwater crocodiles laying 90 eggs, each. That’s 900 new saltwater crocodiles. We may reconsider ever swimming again.