July 27, 2012

Why are sea turtles miraculous? Scott Gass, Veronica Wallenberg and Johan Sonestedt recently teamed up to answer this question in the latest TEDed animated video. The short video explains the journey of a sea turtle and introduces the many pressures that threaten sea turtles today.

With increasing fishing pressures, rising problems with marine debris and threatened nesting grounds, the video states that only 2 out of every 800 sea turtle hatchlings make it to breeding age. Today, all eight sea turtle species are either extinct or threatened.

Watch the animated video below to see the miraculous journey of sea turtle hatchlings, learn the challenges presented by human interference and gain a new appreciation for these amazing creatures that have been around roughly 150,000,000 years ago!

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