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How many sea turtles are killed each year?

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But the number of sea turtles killed is bad news, of course. Even the death of one sea turtle would be bad news. Still, while the loss of 4,600 sea turtles every year as bycatch is still a serious issue, it is 90% less than the estimated 71,000 killed 20 years ago. read more

Approximately 42,000 threatened sea turtles are killed around the world each year -- and that's counting only the ones captured legally, according to a new study from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. read more

Information About Sea Turtles: Threats from Marine Debris The Problem: Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. read more

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Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time tells the story of a cosmologist whose speech is interrupted by a little old lady who informs him that the universe rests on the back of a turtle. Ah, yes, madame, the scientist replies, but what does the turtle rest on? The old lady shoots back: You can't trick me, young man. It's nothing but turtles, turtles, turtles, all the way down.
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