Sea Turtles 911: Saving Sea Turtles in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific Region
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Sea Turtles 911

Help! sea turtles are being sold as food and products...

  • Sea turtles in sacks for sale

  • Sold as food in restaurants

  • Shell products sold at shops

  • Police rescue at turtle hospital

  • Emergency fluid therapy

  • Tubefeeding during rehab

  • Turtle release from police boat

  • Turtle release with celebrity Yao Ming

  • Turtle release with children

  • Raising public awareness

  • Educating underprivileged children

  • Time is running out to save sea turtles


Famous Celebrity Yao Ming Saves Sea Turtles

Yao Ming and Sea Turtles 911 release rescued sea turtle back into the wild.
Sanya: NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming is now adding sea turtles to his list of endangered wildlife he is calling on the public to protect. The 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) tall basketball legend recently joined Sea Turtles 911 to release rescued sea turtles back in the ocean. Yao Ming's participation in the turtle rescue effort is significant, as China remains the top consumer of endangered turtles worldwide. full story...

U.S. Ambassador and Senator Rescues Sea Turtles

U.S. Ambassador and Senator Max Baucus releases endangered animal with Sea Turtles 911
Sanya: United States Ambassador and former U.S. Senator Max Baucus supported Sea Turtles 911 by granting amnesty to two endangered sea turtles and releasing them to freedom in the South China Sea. The rescued sea turtles, named “Harvard” and “Yale”, were held captive at an aquaculture facility until successful negotiations were made for their release back into the wild. full story...

Chinese Police Rescues and Releases Marine Turtles

Police and Sea Turtles 911 rescue an endangered sea turtle.
Lingshui: Chinese police supported Sea Turtles 911 in the rescue of turtles from poachers on Hainan Island. The marine turtles underwent several months of rehabilitation at the floating sea turtle hospital, due to injuries from fishing net entanglement and plastic ingestion. Police involvement in sea turtle conservation efforts has steadily increased as illegal sea turtle poaching continues in the South China Sea. full story...

United States and China Announce Support for Sea Turtles

United States and China announce official support for Sea Turtles 911
Washington, D.C.: During the highest-level bilateral forum between the United States and China, the two nations jointly announced their official support for Sea Turtles 911 and Hainan Normal University to protect and conserve marine turtles. The U.S.-China EcoPartnership advances successful sub-national cooperation models to international importance, thereby opening the doors to worldwide recognition. full story...