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Ancient Sea Turtles Stranded in a Modern World


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 28 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: No

The endangered sea turtle emerges from its nest and dashes to the sea. So begins an odyssey that will take the hatchling on a several thousand mile and decades long migration, ending in its return as a giant adult to the very beach where it began life - completing a cycle that has endured for 100 million years. The modern world poses many threats to ancient sea turtles; poaching, entanglement in fishing gear, destruction of nesting sites, and pollution of the oceans. The greatest threat comes from the capture of sea turtles in shrimp nets. Turtle excluder devices (TEDs) offer the simple solution. If the public demands “turtle safe” shrimp the way they do “dolphin safe” tuna, the industry will be forced to use TEDs.

Awards: CINE Golden Eagle; Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition; Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival

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