Endangered turtles face new threat in Indonesia

January 16, 2014 7:25 AM

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Endangered turtles face new threat in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Green sea turtles remain a rare sight in many parts of the world, but one Indonesian island tasked with protecting them is being overrun by far too many.

New research suggests that the gentle endangered creatures are crowding into a marine reserve in numbers never recorded anywhere, gobbling seagrass to the point that they risk destroying the food source that's vital to their survival.

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