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Happy World Turtle Day

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Range: Tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide Status: Endangered Threats: Bycatch in fishing gear, boat strikes, oil spills, disturbance of eggs in nest

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Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtles are just one of several turtles that are becoming CRITICALLY endangered

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Tell the Maldives- Stop Slaughtering Endangered Sea Turtles! Urge them to treat this as a crime, imposing fines & jail sentences, and educating people on the seriousness of killing endangered species. Despite international agreements to protect endangered sea turtles, the Maldives authorities take no action to uphold local conservation laws, and the endangered turtles are routinely slaughtered, hatchlings kept as pets, & nests destroyed for egg collection. PLZ Sign & Share…

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The Green (Sea) Turtle is an Endangered Species, even though it is now protected throughout most of the world. Threats to the species include illegal hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, and accidental entanglement in fishing lines. Green Turtle @ Sipadan by lndr, via Flickr

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HANG ON!

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from The Huffington Post

12 Sea Turtle Facts That Prove How Cool They Are

Advice from squirt in Finding Nemo: "Good afternoon. We're gonna have a great jump today. Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall. There's a screaming bottom curve, so watch out. Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it."

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