Green Sea Turtles Make a Comeback in Florida

Green Sea Turtle, © Robert Wintner DPC

Some experts devote their entire careers to recovering a species, knowing that it may not be their generation but their children’s, or their grandchildren’s, that truly gets to see the results. But with Florida’s green sea turtles, we’ve been fortunate enough to see something truly remarkable.

In less than 40 years, this population of sea turtles has gone from nearly vanishing to laying thousands of successful nests on our beaches every year.

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