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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 11

Join host Jeff Corwin as he connects with some of the most threatened and endangered animals that live underwater. First, Jeff helps conservationists save one of Florida’s most iconic species: the gentle manatee. Later, Jeff comes face to face with a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle - the most endangered sea turtle species on Earth. Finally, Jeff learns about endangered coral reefs and how biologists are racing to save them before it's too late.

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Leatherback sea turtle hatchlings leaving the nest
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Kathryn Brooks

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Behind the Scenes

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Swim in an Ocean of Peril

The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle face significant threats, like pollution and habitat destruction. Endangered species recovery takes time and resources—but the results can be incredibly rewarding. Learn more about their story!

 

The Intrepid Sea Turtle

Our senior Florida representative reflects on her experience filming for episode two and how it connects to work we do to protect the wildlife we all cherish!

 

Manatees Need Our Help Right now

Manatees are experiencing an unprecedented mortality crisis and they urgently need our help. Read more about the many threats they are facing and ways you can help in our blog!

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Florida Manatee Crystal River NWR
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Keith Ramos/FWS

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After the Show

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