Photo of Pacific leatherback swimming near Monterey by Mark Cotter.
The news about new protections for Pacific leatherbacks along the U.S. West Coast made major headlines and is gaining momentum! Nearly 42,000 square miles of ocean
along the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington will be
permanently protected for these ancient ocean dwellers. The new protections take effect Feb. 27, 2012. Read the news coverage here.
SeaTurtles.org Partners with One World One Ocean
To herald the good news about leatherbacks, One World One Ocean
produced an incredible short video released today in the Weekly Dive video newsletter!
Far too few of us know how much trouble the ocean is really in. One World One Ocean aims to change that. Using the power of film,
television, new media and education initiatives, its mission is to
change the way people see and value the ocean — and motivate action to
Look for our new logo on the One World One Ocean website, soon!
California's Marine Reptile - the Pacific Leatherback
Assemblyman Paul Fong has introduced
state legislation sponsored by SeaTurtles.org that will name the Pacific
Leatherback Sea Turtle as California’s State Marine Reptile. Mr. Fong
was the author of last year's historic shark fin ban! Watch for news on
how to help support this important new bill!
Celebrate the Leatherbacks - February 29 in Marin County, CA
To celebrate the critical habitat victory for sea turtles and the
upcoming marine reptile bill, Dr. Chris Pincetich is hosting a free
seminar and discussion at the Bay Model in Sausalito, Ca, from 6:30 to
8:30 pm. on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Please mark your calendars and join us! Details here.
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