Sea turtles are extremely vulnerable to climate change due to their unique life history. Join us in working with other activists working to slow and reverse climate change that threatens all life on Earth.

Climate change impacts sea turtles in a number of ways:

  • Temperature determines sea turtle gender,
  • Rising seas inundate and destroy nesting beach sites, and
  • Changing ocean current patterns may prevent hatchlings from reaching their critical pelagic habitat they need to reach to survive their first few months and years at sea.

The time to act is now. Help us build resilient sea turtle populations, restore key ocean and beach habitat and ensure the long-term survival of these ancient species, while we reduce the impacts of oil and gas emissions and drilling.

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Deadly Waters: The Threat of Climate Change & Rising Sea Levels to Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches

One impact of sea level rise is the loss or diminishment of beaches, including those on which sea turtles nest. In this report, we examine the impacts of sea level rise on major sea turtle nesting beaches for the seven species of sea turtles. From existing data and sea level rise projections, we have identified two major US nesting beach areas that are at risk from climate change: French Frigate Shoals in Hawaii and Padre Island National Seashore in Texas.

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What We’re Doing

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…

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…

Newest ‘Turtles About Town’ Statues Celebrate Galveston’s Commitment to Sea Turtle Protection and Local Art

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios install "Tranquilo Baby," the latest addition to Turtles About Town, sponsored by Rudy & Paco’s and Vargas Cut & Catch by Paco…