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One of the most endangered species in the world, the Pacific Ocean's leatherback turtle population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest causes of its death is industrial longline fishing.
A decades-long study shows that the last refuges of leatherback sea turtles are rapidly vanishing.
The majestic leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle in the world, growing to more than 6 feet in length. It is also one of the most threatened. A major new study of migration patterns has identified high-use areas—potential danger zones--in the Pacific Ocean for this critically endangered species.
The world's oldest sea turtles -- leatherbacks and loggerheads -- will become extinct unless U.S. agencies do more to protect them, a lawsuit says. To save the turtles, the Obama administration must alter the policies set by former President George W.
U.S. and international scientists are calling for protected "swimways" to save leatherback sea turtles and hammerhead sharks from fishing nets.
ACAPULCO, Mexico - Environmental officials in Mexico said dozens of dead sea turtles apparently killed in fishing nets have washed up on beaches in recent days. Authorities said 59 Olive Ridley turtles have been found on beaches in and around the resort of Acapulco.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sushi is more popular than ever before but eating it "has become the new Russian roulette" in terms of safety, a group campaigning against mercury in fish said on Monday.
By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The UN General Assembly urged governments and fisheries management groups on Monday to take urgent steps to protect endangered sea turtles and sea birds from an indiscriminate fishing technique.