living turtle, the leatherback is found in all warm seas. Theleatherback is
considered a highly endangered species throughout its
worldwide range and is under protection in many
countries. The current threats to the sea
turtle include poaching of eggs and
capture of adults at sea or in nesting areas.
Captive breeding has been attempted to boost
leatherback sea turtle numbers, but to this
day it has met with little success.
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is
interested in reports of sea turtles in BC
waters. By documenting sightings we are able
to learn more about how these gentle giants
are using the ocean on their visits to the
chilly East Pacific.
have seen a sea turtle in BC waters, please
send us a report by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling this
toll-free phone number: 1-866-I SAW ONE
(1-866-472-9663). Please include information
such as the type of sea turtle seen, the
location and the time of sighting.