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Sea Turtles

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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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Green Sea Turtle, Photo: NOAA
In the Magazine
Named for THE color of their fat—a result of their exclusively vegetarian diet as adults—green sea turtles come ashore each year to nest as they have done since the age of the dinosaurs.
Success Stories
August, 2013 - Thanks to Defenders and our advocates fighting to keep vital protections in place, Cape Hatteras National Seashore saw a record-breaking year of nesting sea turtles.
Success Stories
April, 2013: Thanks to new regulations that Defenders proposed and worked hard to promote, Mexico is protecting vital sea turtle nesting habitat.