Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

September 20th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Science

FILE - In this July 14, 2016 file photo a loggerhead sea turtle, is released back into the gulf after being treated for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute, in Inlet Beach, Fla. Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. Their work was published Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in the journal Science Advances. (Heather Leiphart /News Herald via AP, File)

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study shows sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction.

Scientists found more turtle populations are increasing than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe.

Experts say that's a big change from a decade or two ago. They credit conservation efforts, including darker, quieter beaches for nesting.

There are seven different species of large sea turtles, all but one endangered.

The research was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.