Endangered Green Sea Turtles Return to Florida in Record Numbers

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Green sea turtles nested in record numbers in 2015 at Florida’s Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, the most important green sea turtle nesting habitat in North America.

The improvement reflects the joint efforts of conservationists, government, and local residents to reduce light pollution and other human impacts on the refuge’s beaches, which are also key nesting habitat for endangered loggerhead turtles…

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Successful Conservation Efforts along Florida, Pacific Coasts Recognized in Revised ESA Listing of Green Sea Turtle, NOAA (03-21-2015)

Community Conservation Efforts Credited For Increasing Olive Ridley Turtles Nesting, India, IPS News (03-27-2014)

Light Pollution Deters Nesting Sea Turtles, LiveScience (06-09-2013)

Sea Turtles Face Plastic Pollution Peril, University of Exeter (10-09-2015)
A new global review that set out to investigate the hazards of marine plastic pollution has warned that all seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that currently litters the oceans, and nesting beaches…