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Sea turtle activities are conducted under Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Turtle Permits. Turtle images were acquired while conducting authorized research. Jake Lasala hide caption

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Marine biology student Ranim Tahhan, 21, pictured left, and another volunteer work to clean Tyre beach from the pollution caused by an oil spill in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Some of the thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in South Padre Island, Texas. Volunteers are continuing to rescue the creatures amid freezing temperatures and widespread power outages. Sanjuana C. Zavala/Sea Turtle, Inc. hide caption

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An aerial view of Hawaii's East Island after it was struck by Hurricane Walaka last month. The island, home to endangered monk seals and Hawaiian green sea turtles, nearly disappeared after the storm. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association hide caption

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BamBam, a Florida manatee, swims in his tank alongside Betsey (left), a fully grown female, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Finally, Some Good News For Manatees And Green Sea Turtles

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Vacationers lie on the beach, as well as their vehicle, as they sunbathe in Daytona during spring break. Only 17 miles of beach are currently open for car use and that number may soon be reduced. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Who 'Owns' The Beach? In Daytona, Cars, Turtles And Hotels Duke It Out

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A recently rescued sea turtle recovering on the banks of the San Gabriel River. Sanden Totten/Southern California Public Radio/KPCC hide caption

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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California 'Jacuzzi'

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