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Leatherback Watch Program

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The Sea Turtle Restoration Project's Leatherback Watch Program is monitoring sightings of critically endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles for education and conservation purposes. If you spot a leatherback in the Pacific ocean, let us know!

The goal of the Leatherback Watch Program is to work collaboratively with charter vessels, research expeditions, and local yacht clubs to compile, record and communicate any and all sightings of leatherback sea turtles off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington.

Your help and participation costs you nothing, and connects you to thousands of our supporters and marine activists!  Leatherback sea turtles have existed for over 100 million years, but their populations in the Pacific Ocean have declined b 95% in the past 20 years.  By working together we hope to ensure the survival of leatherbacks for many years to come.

Click this link ( to download our flier and leatherback sea turtle identification guide.  And come like us on Facebook (!

To join, simply send an email to Dr. Chris Pincetich to report sightings at for more details, and we will connect you to our growing conservation network, promote your business online and invite you to our Leatherback Watch Program public events.

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