California Designates Leatherback as State Symbol - Oceana USA

Victory | June 1, 2012

California Designates Leatherback as State Symbol

The California Senate designated the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle as California‚Äôs official state marine reptile and declare October 15 every year as Leatherback Conservation Day.  Oceana was a sponsor and supporter of the bill, and generated statewide support from thousands of California citizens and more than 30 conservation entities including the California Fish and Game Commission. The bill is intended to recognize the importance of California state waters to the survival and recovery of this ancient sea turtle species.