Hundreds of miles out to sea, fisheries observer Keith Davis was the odd man out, a scientific monitor and conspicuous informant in the company of mariners he did not know. He carried no badge, no …

He was supposed to protect the sea. Then he vanished from his ship
Seagrass meadows, a prominent feature of most healthy coastal ecosystems, are often also associated with shallow coral reefs. Many plants have bioremediation qualities, and seagrasses, of which there are 60 or so species, produce natural biocides. Lamb et al. found that the seagrass meadows of inhab...

Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates
Turtle Island Restoration Network supporters joined the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in front of SPO Partners and Wells Fargo in Mill Valley. Both entities help fund the pipeline. #NoDAPL
"One of these jars contains plastic bags, the other contains jellyfish. Now imagine you're a hungry sea turtle."

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Join us on a Cocos Expedition August 4 – 14, 2017 ! See [ Link ]
Turtle Island Board member (and former Director of Science) Alex Hearn poses with a Mola ramsayi at Isla de la Plata, on the coast of Ecuador.Photo by Michel Guerrero.
The national fisheries sector has amassed at least 8 tons of hammerhead shark fins since March 1, 2015 when the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) first banned the export of hammerhead products of any kind. In 2015 alone 4.5 tons of hammerhead fins were landed in Puntarenas. On average, e...

8 tons of endangered hammerhead shark fins stockpiled in Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Asociación CREMA
Turtle Island Restoration Network staff joined local snorkelers in Hawaii to look for an injured green sea turtle.
Pictures courtesy of the Hawaii Hawksbill Project by Cheryl King.
JOIN us for a 10-Day Scuba Diving Expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica!
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10-Day Scuba Diving Expedition to Cocos Island, Costa Rica - Turtle...
Today we are re-highlighting our report, ‘Deadly Waters: The Threat of Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels to Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches.’ This report examines the impacts of sea level rise on major sea turtle nesting beaches for the seven species of sea turtles. The report identifies major nesting beaches that are at risk from climate change such as French Frigate Shoals in Hawaii where...
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Before the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles head to the Galveston beaches for nesting season this spring, make plans to learn about these fascinating creatures at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 11th, at an informative and engaging seminar presented by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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Did you know that the California drift net fishery for swordfish continues to capture, harm and sometimes kill sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions? This California fishery of less than 25 boats is among the worst 20 percent of all fisheries globally.

TAKE ACTION! End Drift Net Fishing & Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles
A day to celebrate! The first redwood seedlings of the year have started to unfurl. These seedlings were the very first planted in our nursery early December. Two weeks later we began seeding at one of our 15 different schools! On our way to #10000redwoods. Fighting Climate Change one tree at a time. Adopt a redwood at
Turtle Island Statement on OMB Director Candidate Mick Mulvaney --> [ Link ]

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Defend America's Wildlife: Join us in our fight to defend existing American wildlife laws and strengthen protections for our oceans.
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A great piece by our friends Bay Nature Institute on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the environmental movement. "King’s legacy gave fruit to the environmental justice movement, which seeks to ensure the right to a clean and healthy environment to all people. Also, he often framed issues in the universal terminology of the natural world."--> [ Link ]

Nature quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr.