Global Sea Turtle Study Could Remove Protections

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August 2, 2012 - Honolulu

A decision from researchers in Hawai`i could potentially change the protected status of green sea turtles around the world. Federal researchers have until mid-February to complete a global study of the species. The information will be used to determine whether or not they should remain on the endangered species list. (Audio link below.)

Photo: Don McLeish

Photo: Don McLeish, Maui

NOAA - Information on Hawaii's Green Sea Turtle & link to COMMENT on the petition to delist the species.

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NOAA-NMFS-2012-0154-0001

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