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A Little Turtle Love

We've been talking about sharks a lot lately, what with shark week getting all the attention, so we figure it's time to give sea turtles a little blog love.

As a result of the work of Oceana and others, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council took a final step last week towards protecting threatened sea turtles from bottom longlines, and others are doing their part to save these graceful creatures.

In North Carolina, the National Park Service is asking for volunteers to help patrol loggerhead, leatherback and green turtle nesting beaches along the Cape Hatteras shores.

And lastly, two bicycle and leatherback enthusiasts are combining their passions to raise money and awareness for the endangered turtles. Johnna and Jordan are Touring for the Turtles, biking from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA.


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