All seven extant species of sea turtle are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These populations are impacted by boating and fishery interactions, habitat destruction, pollution, direct takes and global climate change. On average, sea turtle strandings increase by 46.7 events annually; more than 36,000 strandings occurred from 1980-2013 in Florida. There are significantly (p
Van Doornik, Tina, "An analysis of Florida’s long - term sea turtle stranding dataset from 1980 - 2013" (2015). Internship Reports (Restricted). 45.
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