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New Research Proves De-Listing Honu Premature

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May 30, 2013 — Calls to lift protections for the iconic Hawaiian green sea turtle are premature, according to a new study led by a Stanford researcher.
Although the number of Hawaiian green sea turtles has increased since 1978 when the species was listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the population is still be only a fraction of historic levels, the research shows.
"It's critical to compare the animal's population level to its historic abundance, not just to recent levels," said study coauthor John N. "Jack" Kittinger, an early career fellow at Stanford's Center for Ocean Solutions (COS).http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/may/green-sea-turtles-052913.html

Recovery of Hawaiian green sea turtles still short of historic levels, Stanford-led study suggests
Recovery of Hawaiian green sea turtles still short of historic levels, Stanford-led study suggests
Calls to lift protections for the iconic Hawaiian green sea turtle may be premature, according to a new study led by a Stanford researcher. Chris Pincetich/Marine Photobank A green sea turtle glides through open water near the Hawaiian Islands. Although the number of Hawaiian green sea turtles has increased since 1978 when the species was listed under the U.S.
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