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The survival of the sea turtle - Scott Gass

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Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging.

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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Discover what makes a sea turtle so wonderfully adapted for the marine environment, gain a greater appreciation for the challenges they face, follow efforts to rescue and protect sea turtles both domestically and internationally, and uncover what you can do to help celebrate and preserve these amazing marine animals as you explore Saving a Species: Sea Turtles. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL084C71BC9EC2EA8F
Looking for a rich source of sea turtle information? Look no further than SeaWorld’s Sea Turtle InfoBook! Covering topics such as adaptations for a marine environment, habitat and distribution, diet and feeding habits, conservation issues, and more, this resource will prove a useful and interesting tool. (And if you’re looking for even more, there are a variety of topic-related classroom resources also available on the site.) http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/sea-turtle/index.htm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Office of Protected Resources is responsible for sea turtle management in U.S. waters. They maintain a useful online resource with species, conservation, and management references. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/turtles/
Offering stunning images of sea turtles and accompanying natural history briefs, National Geographic offers a beautiful and intriguing species resource. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/photos/sea-turtles/
Have a question about sea turtles? So do scientists! See what mysteries are of foremost interest to researchers as they are trying to better understand these ancient and imperiled species. http://iucn-mtsg.org/about-turtles/key-unsolved-mysteries/
Scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, and citizens are actively seeking ways for humankind to move into a dramatically more balanced relationship with the ocean. Sylvia Earle – renowned ocean explorer – is one of the most important voices in this endeavor. Personally dedicated to globally growing meaningful commitments to ocean stewardship, she seeks to inspire and engage others to come together now so that we might make a difference for our planet’s blue heart.
http://www.ted.com/talks/sylvia_earle_s_ted_prize_wish_to_protect_our_oceans.html
http://www.mission-blue.org/
David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish that live in the blackest depths of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/talks/david_gallo_shows_underwater_astonishments.html
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, and even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone? http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/robert_ballard_on_exploring_the_oceans.html
SeaWorld is a powerful and dynamic force working to connect and inspire on behalf of marine life and marine environments. In addition to its own direct efforts, SeaWorld partners with and supports organizations around the world that are actively exploring, protecting, caring for, and inspiring on behalf of our One Ocean and the countless precious forms of life which depend on it. Find out more about what SeaWorld and its partners are doing on behalf of marine life (sea turtles included!) and how you might join in the effort. http://www.seaworldcares.com/
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