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Online Course That Can Save Many Turtle Lives

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The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection states on its website the strandings were likely caused by 2011 natural disasters, such as Cyclone Yasi and the Brisbane floods, that caused a reduction in seagrass, a major food source for marine turtles.

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Volunteers respond to 60 per cent of all marine animal strandings along the coastline, with marine turtles accounting for up to 1800 strandings each year.
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What would you do if you were walking on the shore, and you found a living, but severely injured dolphin in shallow water? As coastal areas become more and more populated and less of the world's shoreline is untraveled wilderness, it becomes increasingly common for people to run into a marine animal in distress. Often, the first response is to try to help the animal, but without proper training, people's well-meaning efforts can make the situation worse.
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The online training also shows volunteers how to collect data from stranding incidents to inform management decisions that work to protect marine turtles in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Those heading for a beach holiday this summer might want to consider doing a free online training package before taking off, as it could help save a turtle's life.
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There are eight species of Sea Turtles that are divided into two Family groups. Family Dermochelyidae, contains one species of sea turtle. Leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, are found in all oceans, from Labrador, Iceland and Alaska to Argentina and Australia. Family Cheloniidae contains five genera, and possibly seven species of sea turtles.

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Keuper-Bennett explains what prompted the couple to create the Web site:"We thought of doing a sea turtle Web page very early in 1995. By then, we had spent eight summers underwater with the same group of Hawaiian green sea turtles. Many individual animals we had known for years. Most were also sick with a tumor disease called fibropapilloma.
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Anything that can be done to prolong their life is great. We know so little about them and need more time and more studies.
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