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The Latest On: Gulf Longlines & Sea Turtles

December 25, 2011 | Photos

Sea Turtles in Peril

For more than 100 million years, sea turtles have charted the seven seas. But over just a few short decades, these ancient and resilient creatures have succumbed to human activities, and their numbers are now plunging. Learn more about sea turtles and Earthjustice's efforts to protect them.

December 1, 2011 | Blog Post

Survivor: The Sea Turtle Edition

It’s not every day that a wild animal gets a lucky break, but a few months back that’s exactly what happened to Karsten, a peaceful loggerhead sea turtle that was released off of Sombrero Beach in the Florida Keys after months of rehabilitation.

October 13, 2011 | Feature

Restoring the Ocean Food Web [Q & A]

Part of Earthjustice’s core oceans litigation team, Attorney Andrea Treece focuses on west coast issues including protecting forage fish species like herring, anchovies and sardines, which serve as the building blocks of the ocean food web.

July 7, 2011 | Blog Post

A Desperately Needed Win for the Loggerheads

Loggerhead turtles are beset by a bewildering and deadly series of challenges, much as the other species of sea turtles are. People raid their nests and steal eggs. Hundreds used to die in shrimpers' nets until the advent of turtle excluder devices. Miles of their nesting beaches have been "armored," that is, lined with boulders to defeat natural erosion. Hundreds used to die feeding on baited hooks aimed at catching swordfish and tuna.

May 5, 2010 | Feature

Sea Turtles in Peril

Seven species of sea turtles swim the seven seas, as they have for more than 100 million years. With their paddle-shaped flippers and hydrodynamic bodies, they are capable of crossing oceans, coming ashore only to build nests.