Catching a glimpse of a turtle during a dive is thrilling. These graceful yet powerful animals not only cause wonderment when spotted during a dive, but also play an important role in the ecology of the oceans and of the coastal zone. They have been traveling the oceans for millions of years. Despite this, the continued existence of sea turtles is under threat, mainly due to human influences.
How many of the seven species of marine turtle have you seen while diving? Click through this guide to learn more about what makes these animals so special, how to properly identify turtle species while diving, and why they are considered endangered species.
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