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Date: 
Sep. 21/13
Location: 
Stinson Beach Stinson Beach, CA 94970
United States
37° 53' 49.4376" N, 122° 38' 24.9072" W

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) takes place in over 100 countries and territories bordering every major body of water on Earth! It is the world's largest volunteer effort to cleanup the marine environment and collect marine environmental data from both land and sea.

Join the SeaTurtles.org Marine Debris Action Teams leading a huge beach cleanup at Stinson Beach in Marin County to support a cleaner, healthier future for California leatheback sea turtles.

 

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Date: 
Aug. 22/13
Location: 
Villas Marlin Cancun
Mexico
21° 6' 8.3448" N, 86° 45' 48.8952" W

Helped release over 1,000 newly hatched baby sea turtles over a 3 night period.  In the hotel zone in Cancun they have a program in place that digs up newly laid turtle eggs and reburies them in marked spots within fenced in areas on the beach.  This helps protect the eggs from tourists, vandals, etc.  Since there is a 2 month incubation period, the date the eggs are laid and the date they will hatch is on the markers.  The day of the hatching the newly hatched turtles are collecting and put into crates and kept sheltered for the day.  In the evening they are releas

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Aug. 07/13

Green turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, according to a University of Queensland study.

Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences and CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship who analysed global research data from the past 25 years have found green and leatherback turtles are eating more plastic than ever before.

Study leader and PhD candidate Qamar Schuyler said turtles ate more plastic than any other form of debris.

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