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Jason Heller | Jun 23, 2007 2:00 AM
During the months of July and August, I and a select group of adventurers from Mexico, Australia, Germany, England, France, Spain, Singapore and the United States visited the nesting beaches of the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys Coriacea), in very remote Papua Barat, Indonesia. My initial visits and exposure to these "Gentle Giants of the Pacific"A‚A© was a year previously in a far different manner than these just concluded trips...
Jason Heller | Jun 20, 2007 2:00 AM
The slaugther of Seaturtles in Bali The Island of Bali in Indonesia has been the hub of the sea turtle trade for two decades. The buyers of turtle meat, shells and eggs are mainly found in the Asian markets as well as in Indonesia itself. Turtle meat and eggs are not going to feed the poor, instead they are a privilege of affluent societies. Turtle shell is being used for jewellery and ornaments for tourists, all unnecessary objects, for which hundreds of thousands of turtles have to lose their lives...
Joseph Tepper | Mar 8, 2021 11:40 AM
Crystal River won’t see drastic changes to its manatee swims this season

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