Sea Turtles Call San Gabriel River Home

KABC, Los Angeles, features a story about a rare and endangered species which is thriving in the most unlikely of places, between two industrial power plants on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. A colony of green sea turtles has traveled hundreds of miles from Baja Mexico to the San Gabriel River. NOAA marine ecologist Jeff Seminoff , a marine ecologist with the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, talks about how the turtles are thriving in this highly industrialized area. Dan Lawson, a biologist with Protected Resources Division, NMFS West Coast Regional Office, talks about how conservation efforts for three decades are paying off for this species and signs of recovery are being seen.

Please see news video stream at abc7's website. (The previous link is a link to Non-Federal government web site. Click to review NOAA Fisheries disclaimer.)

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