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Sea Turtles 101

Sea turtles have existed since the time of the dinosaurs. Find out about the ancient mariners' oldest known ancestor, how certain adaptations may have helped the reptiles survive, and the conservation efforts being made to save them.
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Sea Turtle Rescued From Abandoned 'Ghost Net' Snare

See how an increase in abandoned or ghost nets is causing a rise in trapped animals like this sea turtle. Luckily for this turtle a group of fishermen spotted it and released it but not all marine animals are so lucky. 

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