Endangered Green Sea Turtles Make Comeback

Endangered Green Sea Turtles Make Comeback

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Green turtle in Kona reef, by Brocken Inaglory-CCIn one of nature’s best comeback stories, endangered green sea turtles have multiplied in Florida during the past two decades and are now thriving in protected waters.

Intense conservation efforts have helped these 300-pound vegetarians flourish, with females laying hundreds of eggs along Florida’s east and southwest coasts and returning every two or three years to the exact same spot to nest again.

Reported nests have increased more than sixfold since 1990.

(READ the story from Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel)

Photo by Brocken Inaglory, CC license