From sea turtles to sunsets, the surprising ways the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the environment
The stay-at-home orders mean fewer tourists on the beaches in Florida and fewer boats, fishing and cruise ships in the waters off the coast. That makes conditions prime for nesting leatherback sea turtles and their hatchlings.
Turtle News From Around the World
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USA: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota, FL sees first sea turtle nest of 2020
Thailand: turtles, sharks return to Thai coasts in absence of tourists
USA, Thaliand: leatherback sea turtles thriving due to COVID-19 beach restrictions
USA: researchers in FL seeing higher number in sea turtle nests as beaches remain shut down (VIDEO)
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Photo from Ben Hicks, Sea Turtle Conservancy.