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A Giant Sucking Sound for Sea Turtles -- Nicaragua's Rich Sea Grass Beds Last Stop for Endangered Green Turtles

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August 7, 2005
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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Sea turtles that receive the highest protection in Costa Rica and other neighboring countries are dying by the thousands at the hands of unregulated - and unsustainable - commercial fishing in Nicaragua, according to a study by the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society.

Green turtles - the only herbivorous sea turtle species - travel from throughout the Caribbean to Nicaragua to forage in its rich sea grass beds, making it especially frustrating for neighboring countries that protect turtles in their own waters, only to lose them once they enter Nicaragua. (Copyright WCS)

NEW YORK (July 26, 2005) -- Sea turtles that receive the highest protection in Costa Rica and other neighboring countries are dying by the thousands at the hands of unregulated - and unsustainable - commercial fishing in Nicaragua, according to a study by the Bronx Zoo based Wildlife Conservation Society.


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Wildlife Conservation Society. "A Giant Sucking Sound for Sea Turtles -- Nicaragua's Rich Sea Grass Beds Last Stop for Endangered Green Turtles." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 August 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050805192708.htm>.
Wildlife Conservation Society. (2005, August 7). A Giant Sucking Sound for Sea Turtles -- Nicaragua's Rich Sea Grass Beds Last Stop for Endangered Green Turtles. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050805192708.htm
Wildlife Conservation Society. "A Giant Sucking Sound for Sea Turtles -- Nicaragua's Rich Sea Grass Beds Last Stop for Endangered Green Turtles." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050805192708.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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