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Threat #6

Fibropapilloma

Also known as FP, this disease is a threat to sea turtle populations worldwide. FP is a disease that causes cauliflower-shaped tumors on external soft parts and internal organs of a sea turtle.

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Fibropapilloma

Also known as FP, this disease is a threat to sea turtle populations worldwide. FP is a disease that causes cauliflower-shaped tumors on external soft parts and internal organs of a sea turtle.

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Threat #4

Oil from spills far offshore concentrates along convergence zones (where currents meet) which is an important area for post-hatchling and young turtledevelopment. 

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Oil from spills far offshore concentrates along convergence zones (where currents meet) which is an important area for post-hatchling and young turtledevelopment. 

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Threat #2

Pollutants may cause immediate harm to sea turtles through direct contact or can build up in tissues over time and lead to immunosuppression resulting in disease and death. 

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Pollutants may cause immediate harm to sea turtles through direct contact or can build up in tissues over time and lead to immunosuppression resulting in disease and death. 

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Threat #5

A large percentage of dead post-hatchlings whose stomach contents have been examined have ingested tar balls.

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A large percentage of dead post-hatchlings whose stomach contents have been examined have ingested tar balls.

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Threat #3

Sea turtle habitat overlaps with areas most likely to be affected by offshore oil exploration and production. 

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Sea turtle habitat overlaps with areas most likely to be affected by offshore oil exploration and production. 

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Threat #1

Sea turtles are vulnerable to ocean pollution at all stages of life, from eggs to hatchlings to juveniles toadults. 

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Sea turtles are vulnerable to ocean pollution at all stages of life, from eggs to hatchlings to juveniles toadults. 

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