16 Jun '12, 4pm

It's World Sea Turtle Day! Check out our photo gallery & learn all about these fascinating animals

Six of the seven species of marine turtles are listed as Endangered or Critically Endangered, and the outlook is increasingly grim. Marine turtles have the ability to reproduce abundantly; females can lay hundreds of eggs in one nesting season. Even under natural conditions, relatively few young turtles survive their first year of life. Predators such as crabs, foxes and birds often kill the hatchlings as they make their way from the nest to the sea.

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/marineturtles...

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