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October 2015

Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day

By | Sea Turtles

Today is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day. “Critically endangered” Pacific leatherback sea turtles not only face danger from California drift gillnets and longlines in Hawaii, but also from crabbing nets. Just last month, scientists and whale watchers found a dead Pacific leatherback sea turtle floating near the Farallon Islands off the coast of Northern California. The rare sea turtle appeared to have been strangled by a crab trap (read more here).

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