More than 739 Miles of U.S. Coastline Protected for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

More than 739 Miles of U.S. Coastline Protected for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

This morning the government announced a decision, long in the making, to designate more than 739 miles of Atlantic and Gulf coastline as critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerheads face threats from all sides, including from pollution, degradation of foraging areas, and serious injury and death from entanglement in fishing gear. They’re also […]

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Leatherback sea turtles suffer 78 percent decline at critical nesting sites in Pacific

Leatherback sea turtles suffer 78 percent decline at critical nesting sites in Pacific

The world’s largest sea turtle, the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), is vanishing from its most important nesting sites in the western Pacific, according to a new study in Ecosphere. Scientists found that leatherback turtle nests have dropped by 78 percent in less than 30 years in the Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. […]

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