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Did you know climate change is a major threat to sea turtles? Rising sea levels are drowning nesting beaches, warmer water temperatures damage coral reefs, and warmer sand skews their sex ratios. Learn more: http://www.seeturtles.org/global-warming #SeaTurtleWeek

Sea turtles currently face many threats but perhaps the most surprising is the use of dynamite in oceans. Dynamite fishing is a fishing technique that uses dynamite to stun or kill fish underwater so fishermen can easily collect them. The dangerous fishing practice can impact unintended victims such as sea turtles and coral reefs. The practice is illegal throughout the world but is still used in Southeast Asia, Africa and El Salvador. via @hsiglobal #SeaTurtleWeek

Turtle hatchlings face an extraordinary gauntlet of predators in their early lives, including birds, crabs, fish, and more. Learn about what they need to look out for from the nest to the water. Learn more: http://www.seeturtles.org/baby-turtles #SeaTurtleWeek

Hawksbill turtles are considered by many to be the most beautiful of sea turtles. Unfortunately this beauty is also a reason they are critically endangered, since their shells are used to make jewelry and other products. Learn more about hawksbills here: https://www.tooraretowear.org/ #SeaTurtleWeek

Did you know that there are sea turtles living in the urban waters of San Diego, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, California!?! These massive turtles can be found in most bays, estuaries, and protected ocean coves and inlets. Visit www.SoCalSeaTurtles.org for more information on how you can get involved in saving Southern California's sea turtles! #SeaTurtleWeek