A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these trends continue, extinction may be inevitable in 20 years because the number of turtles will be so low, predicted Thane Wibbels, a professor at the University of Alabama and member of a research team that conducted the research. This population represents the last remaining stronghold of leatherbacks in the Pacific Ocean… Source: Center for Biological Diversity
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A disturbing video of Indonesian locals riding a clearly distressed giant sea turtle has surfaced.