While all 6 species of turtles found in US waters are endangered under the ESA, there are simple steps you can take everyday life (especially if you live near or on the beach) to help them change their story and thrive~Too often have we seen videos or heard of turtles mistaking plastic bags for jellyfish or getting stuck with straws lodged in their systems.
A few ways you can help protect turtles yourself is by not using flash photography on the beach which can distract hatchlings from going into the water, misdirecting them towards land and by refusing single-use plastics (which is always a great idea!).
To learn more visit our Green Sea Turtle page
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