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Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle, © Christina Albright-Mundy

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Videos

Sea Turtles: Feeling the Heat with Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin shares a tank with Myrtle the sea turtle at the New England Aquarium and tells about the challenges sea turtles are facing from sea level rise and nests producing predominately female hatchlings as the sand the eggs incubate in is becoming warmer due to global warming.

Defenders Blog

Win for Wildlife: Singer Island Safe for Sea Turtles

Defenders Publications (PDF)

Wildlife and Offshore Drilling - The 2010 Gulf of Mexico Disaster: Sea Turtles

External Links

Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC)

State of the World's Sea Turtles

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