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Since 1989, Turtle Island Restoration Network has been 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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April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Hammerheads

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part three of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

State Grant Will Help Improve Habitat for Salmon on National Park Lands

| California, Coho Salmon, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, Headquarters, Native Plant Nursery, News Releases, Salmon, Salmon Population Monitoring, Tocaloma Floodplain Restoration Project | No Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2019 Press Contacts: Preston Brown, Watershed Conservation Director, (303) 877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, (415) 845-4790, audrey@seaturtles.org Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415)…

Restoration Activates Channels and Floodplains in Lagunitas Creek this Winter

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Written by Charlie Startin, SPAWN Habitat Restoration Intern Winter storms bring water flowing to SPAWN's floodplain project in early February 2019 at about 3,500 cubic feet per second. The Salmon…

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Checkout Dive

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part two of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

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