Sea turtles are popular group of animals. But most of the species of sea turtles around the world are declining, and some are critically endangered. Human activities have done a lot to cause the decline. Plastics and chemicals dumped in the ocean harm these animals, and development of the beaches where they lay their eggs has for many years caused serious problems for the sea turtles.
But human activity can also help the sea turtle. The choices we make can reduce pollution, and in many places, humans are actively working to protect the nesting sites of sea turtles.
Come learn more about sea turtle conservation and the ways scientists are trying to study and protect these beautiful animals.
Art Director - Barbara Giorgio-Booher
Illustrators - Sarah DeMars and Julie Xiao
Graphic Designer - Kendra Schemmel
Educational Specialist - Rebecca Tripp
Content Consultants - Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
Conservation Tales: Sea Turtles - COMING SOON!
Featured Activity - Sea Turtle Trackers - Download the inquiry activity that lets you use real GPS tracking data from conserveturtles.org to investigate about sea turtles!
Meet Ezekiel and Hannah. In Conservation Tales: Sea Turtles, you can learn with Zeke and Hannah about conservation of sea turtles and the scientists who study them.