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Your Mission

Save and Recover Threatened Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. 
Your mission is to help protect turtles and their habitat, so they can survive.
During this game, you will meet several people and animals that all play a role in the life of loggerhead sea turtles.  


HINT: All people and animals in this game affect one another. 
You need to play and find out how!


Take the Roles of People and Animals and Save Loggerhead Turtles

When in the game - click on a character and turn into a turtle, whelk, tourist, fisherman, environmentalist or politician.

All characters playing a role in the life of loggerhead sea turtles

Take the roles of these characters

trapped sea turtle

Trapped turtle

Why is this your Mission?

Because many sea turtle populations are declining sharply

Loggerhead sea turtles face many dangers in the marine environment and on land.  These dangers are mostly caused by human activities. Sea turtles are accidentally caught in fishing gear and their nesting beaches may be altered or destroyed by building resorts and beach-front homes.  Since human actions are causing turtles to become threatened, we need to help save them!

If a single marine species becomes extinct the diversity of life in our oceans is forever changed