Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Majestic sea turtles struggle for survival

From leatherbacks to loggerheads, 6 of the world’s 7 species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans. Sadly, they face many dangers as they travel the seas—including accidental capture and entanglement in fishing gear, the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, and ocean pollution.

Discovery Student Adventures is proud to do its part to help save these incredible creatures. From relocating the nests of loggerhead sea turtles laid in unsafe areas on the Grecian coast, to working with wildlife biologists and volunteers to rehabilitate giant leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica. It’s all part of our mission to give back to the communities we visit.

Have you ever seen a sea turtle outside of captivity?

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