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  • Coral Reef Bleaching

    Climate change is the greatest global threat to coral reef ecosystems. Scientific evidence now clearly indicates that the Earth's atmosphere and oc...
  • World's Rarest Turtle

    Once found throughout the Yangtze and Red River basins, it has been wiped out by habitat loss from dam construction and was hunted heavily for local food consumption in the latter decades of the 
  • Flatback Turtles

    In comparison to other sea turtle species that lay 100-200 eggs per nest, the flatback turtles species lays an average of 50 per nest. Their eggs and hatchlings however,
  • Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

    The Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles possess a triangular shaped heads with hooked beaks and strong jaws. They inhabit nearshore habitats where they forage for their favorite prey, crabs. They also eat fish, jellies, shrimp, and a variety of molluscs. 
  • Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

    The Olive Ridlelys Sea turtles are omnivores, eating a variety of prey including crabs, shrimp, lobster, urchins, jellies, algae, and fish. In Baja California, Mexico, their preferred prey is the red crab which is abundant in offshore waters. 
  • Green Sea Turtles

    Green Sea turtles are distributed worldwide and nest in more than 80 countries. Nearly all Hawaiian Green sea turtles migrate to nest at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtles

    One of the larger species of sea turtles, the loggerhead turtle ranges from 200-400 pounds (90 - 180 kg) and up to 4 feet in length (1.2 meters). T...
  • Hawksbill Sea Turtles

    Considered by many to be the most beautiful of sea turtles for their colorful shells, the hawksbill is found in tropical waters around the world. T...
  • Leatherback Sea Turtles

    The largest of all sea turtles, and one of the largest reptiles on earth, the leatherback turtle ranges in size from 4-8 feet in length (1.2 - 2.4 ...
  • Endangered Species Act Sea Turtles

    All seven species of Sea Turtles are considered threatened or endangered. Two are critically endangered (hawksbill and Kemp’s ridley), one is endangered (green and and three are threatened
  • Illegal tortoiseshell Jewelry Cuba

    Beautiful and pliable, illegal sea turtle shells have been fashioned into jewelry and hair combs, glasses and guitar picks for as long as people have used those items. That’s especially true for critically endangered hawksbills and their stunning marbled brown and yellow shells.
  • Massive Poaching Bust

    more than 10,000 critically endangered Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) were discovered by local police in a non-descript private residence