Green Sea Turtle Refuge~

Conservation of the environment and wildlife has always been important to me. With the new administration coming in and set to repeal necessary protections, it is more important than ever. I’d hate to see a world without these magnificent turtles, among other species!

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San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge has a residential group of approximately 60 protected Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles. No one knows how they got here, but it is assumed they were caught many decades ago in Mexico, brought to the bay alive, and escaped from fishing pens, prior to being slaughtered. They settled successfully in the bay due to waters that are artificially warmed by nearby industry.

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This is the only area on the west coast of the US where green sea turtles are known to congregate and thrive.
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These turtles are an endangered species due to habitat destruction, illegal poaching, inadvertent fish netting, boat strikes, and plastic ingestion.
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San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge is one of the few safe sanctuaries for these peaceful and VERY large turtles. The largest turtle ever measured here weighed 530 lbs, which is the largest known green turtle in the Eastern Pacific.
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cindy knoke
    Jan 09, 2017 @ 12:59:51

    The 🐢🐢🐢 and I love you and thank you my friend! Be well~

  2. EclecticMusicLover
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 22:44:24

    Turtles are such amazing, prehistoric creatures that we’re lucky to still have living in our world.

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