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We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network is a global ocean nonprofit and a leading advocate for the ocean 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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Our Programs

Sea Turtles

Salmon (SPAWN)

Gulf of Mexico

10,000 Redwoods


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.

What We Do

Save Marine Species

Protect Critical Habitat

Expose Seafood Hazards

Fight Climate Change

End Plastic Addiction

Research Expeditions

“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

Recent News

Tiger Shark Gets Up Close and Personal with 360° Underwater Camera

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Scientists captured a 360 degree view of a tiger shark investigating an underwater camera in Cocos Island National Park today during a scientific expedition to support protecting the marine migration…

iSeaTurtle App Expands to Track Turtles Over the Entire Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, May 4, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 409-795-8426 Sara Carney, Communications Manager, Texas Sea Grant, scarney@tamu.edu, 979-458-8442 iSeaTurtle App Expands…

Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

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More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year, drowning wildlife and wrecking ecosystems. The cost to human health has also been enormous, especially in…

Save Critically Endangered Goliath Groupers

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Submit a comment to the Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife and let them know you are against allowing the harvest of Goliath groupers. The deadline for online comments is…

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