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Sea Turtles: Introduction

In this guide you will find a brief overview of the different sea turtle species and research materials available on these reptiles.
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Guide Overview

In this guide you will find the following:

  • Basic overview of the six different sea turtle species within the U.S.
  • Recommended resources for sea turtle research
  • Threats to sea turtles in the U.S..
  • Local sea turtle research center and organization

Last Journey of the Leatherback?

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Last Journey for the Leatherback? video provided by Films on Demand database


“Last Journey for the Leatherback?” Films Media Group, 2004, Accessed 20 Mar. 2019.


The transcript for "Last Journey for the Leatherback?" can be found here.


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"For most of the wild things on Earth, the future must depend upon the conscience of mankind."

-- Dr. Archie Carr

Thank You!

Many thanks to our colleagues at College of Coastal Georgia for allowing us to use content from their Research Guide, Sea Turtles, by Angela Hughes