Sea Turtles

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Sea Turtles

Sea turtles, who are among the oldest creatures on earth, have remained essentially unchanged for 110 million years; however, they face an uncertain future. The many threats to sea turtles include encroachment of coastal development on their nesting beaches and accidental drownings in fishing gear.

Of the seven species of sea turtles found worldwide, five nest in Florida. This brochure discusses these five species and includes information on the appearance and characteristics of each species. Threats to sea turtles is also discussed.
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