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Giving global nesting beach programs emergency funds in the face of COVID-19.

 

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Our residential internships foster skill development and growth.

 

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Court rules longline fishing unlawful.

 

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Ask Congress to vote in favor of banning large driftnets in federal waters.

 

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Help us protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.

 

Save Wild Coho

We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

 

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Calculate the amount of mercury in your seafood.

 

Turtles About Town

Our community art project in Galveston, Texas.

 

Victory at Sea!

California will phase out the use of large-scale driftnets!

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Turtle Island Restoration Network is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife.

Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon.

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Cocos Island Expeditions take divers to experience, view, and photograph the incredible marine biodiversity of the East Pacific, as well as participate in crucial research to protect these treasured waters.

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Restored over 100,000 square feet of crucial creekside habitat for wild coho salmon through native plantings, bank stabilization, and floodplain restoration.

Began and supported nesting beach programs in Central America that prevented egg poaching resulting in more than 1 million additional sea turtle hatchlings.

Closed down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaii longline swordfish fishery and the California driftnet fishery to protect sea turtles and marine mammals.

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“I believe the future of sea turtles is intricately tied to the future of the planet and the wellbeing of humans. What is good and healthy for sea turtles is good for us and all living things.”

– Todd Steiner, Executive Director

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COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, March 27, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, 512-417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org  COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast GALVESTON, Texas — To ensure the safety of volunteers…

Científicos Documentan Primera Evidencia de un Tiburón Martillo Nadando Persistentemente Entre el Parque Nacional Isla Del Coco y el Monte Submarino Las Gemelas

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COMUNICADO  DE  PRENSA, 27 de marzo, 2020 Contactos: Elpis Chavez, Centro Rescate de Especies Marinas Amenazadas, echavk@gmail.com  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Randal Arauz, Fins Attached, rarauz@finsattached.org  Científicos Documentan Primera…

Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount

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Researchers tag a thresher shark at Las Gemelas Seamount to track its movements. For Immediate Release, March, 27, 2020 Contacts: Elpis Chavez, Centro Rescate de Especies Marinas Amenazadas, echavk@gmail.com  Todd…

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.org  Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea…

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