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SEA TURTLE HOMECOMING, CLASS OF 2010: A Proactive Coastal Conservation Agenda for Florida

For the people who live near the Gulf of Mexico —– and, indeed, for
Americans everywhere —– the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill during the summer of 2010 will be an event forever etched in our memories. It was a time of great uncertainty and fear about the plight of the region’s coastal wetlands, beaches, and ocean waters and the many benefits that they provide for us all. But it also was a time in which our conservation ethic truly bloomed. One of the most compelling symbols of our love and concern for the species that share our coastal and marine systems was the unprecedented effort to relocate the nests of threatened and endangered sea turtles along the Gulf Coast to oil-free habitats on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Read the report : Sea Turtle Homecoming