Sea turtles on earth
for over 1 million years!

All sea turtles are now endangered. To save the thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from certain death in the oil contaminated Gulf of Mexico waters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in conjunction with nonprofit organizations, other government agencies, and private corporations has collected thousands of sea turtle eggs and transported them to Florida’s Atlantic coast. Sea turtle nests can contain as many as 100 eggs each. Hatchling releases started in July. Since sea turtles sexually mature at about 25 years, it will take at least that long to know if this effort will succeed in returning these sea turtles to the Gulf of Mexico.
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