01 Oct '11, 3am
#SeaTurtleSeptember is ending! Check out the healthiest and most threatened turtle populations!
A scientific study, "Global Conservation Priorities for Marine Turtles ", highlighted the twelve healthiest sea turtle populations in the world, which are generally large populations with increasing trends under relatively low threats. Five species among these dozen healthy populations are found in nesting sites and feeding areas in Australia, Mexico, and Brazil. Other areas that harbor healthy turtle populations included the Southwest Indian Ocean, Micronesia and French Polynesia. Published in the online science journal PLoS ONE, this report was a collaboration of over 30 experts from 6 continents and more than 20 countries with diverse expertise in all aspects of sea turtle biology and conservation.