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Feb 27, 2013 - Mongabay

The world's largest sea turtle, the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), is vanishing from its most important nesting sites in the western Pacific, according to a new study in Ecosphere.

"Sea turtles have been around about 100 million years and survived the extinction of the dinosaurs but are struggling to survive the impact of humans," co-author Thane Wibbels with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), told Reuters.

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