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Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Added to Calif. State Endangered Species Act

Today, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to designate the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). Pacific leatherbacks are the most endangered sea turtle in the Pacific Ocean with their population having declined 95% over the last thirty years. Scientists estimate the population that feeds … Read more