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Links to Sea Turtle Ecology and Conservation Pages

SeaTurtle.org

Turtle Trax

World Wildlife Fund

School for Field Studies program in Baja California Sur, Mexico The program focuses on sea turtle ecology.

I participated in it in the summer of 2005, and it was an amazing experience!

Photos taken from:

http://www.seaturtle.org/cgi-bin/imagelib/index.pl

All non-credited photos were taken by me or other participants at the School for Field Studies.

Thanks to everyone who made the trip so incredible! I, the Count Tapeworm, miss you all!

Me and a green turtle

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