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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
Every sea turtle has markings as distinct as fingerprints on their shells. In an attempt to save the turtles from slaughter, rescue groups are etching their shells with tools that 'ruin' them for collectors. YEA FOR THE TURTLES!
Sea Turtle Restoration Project UPDATE: California and Indonesia Launch Partnership to Save Endangered Sea Turtles! Historic Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Summit Held in Monterey www.seaturtles.or... The world's oceans face a mounting crisis of abuse and overuse--but you can help! Just by taking small, common-sense steps that reduce your impact, you join a growing movement of ocean awareness that's good for the ocean....and good for you.