Sea turtles are in jeopardy. Each of the six sea turtle species found in United States waters is listed as either endangered or threatened, and they may go extinct in the foreseeable future. Fishing gear in U.S. waters kill thousands of sea turtles and injure even more each year. Other threats include ingestion of or entanglement in marine debris, oil pollution, habitat loss, poaching, vessel strikes, and climate change.
How Your Adoption Helps Save Sea Turtles: Your donation supports Oceana’s campaigns to reduce sea turtle killings as bycatch in fisheries, protect critical sea turtle habitats, stop new offshore drilling, and fight plastic pollution. All donations go toward making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.