Sea turtles, who are among the oldest creatures on earth, have remained essentially
unchanged for 110 million years; however, they face an uncertain future. The many threats
to sea turtles include encroachment of coastal development on their nesting beaches and
accidental drownings in fishing gear.
Of the seven species of sea turtles found worldwide, five nest in Florida. This brochure
discusses these five species and includes information on the appearance and
characteristics of each species. Threats to sea turtles is also discussed.
(PDF file—157 KB) Download brochure.
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