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Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle, © Christina Albright-Mundy

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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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Green Sea Turtle, Photo: NOAA
Success Story
April 2015 - In less than 40 years, this population of sea turtles has gone from nearly vanishing to laying thousands of successful nests on our beaches every year.
Sea Turtle, © Christina Albright-Mundy
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April, 2013: Thanks to new regulations that Defenders proposed and worked hard to promote, Mexico is protecting vital sea turtle nesting habitat.
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July 2014 - A federal court has upheld Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach driving rule, which has been great news for sea turtles, piping plovers & tourism.