Ecologist Barbara Schroeder is the National Sea Turtle Coordinator (!) for NOAA, overseeing the conservation and recovery of turtles in U.S. waters. In honor of National Sea Turtle Week, she’s hosting an AMA over at /r/science. Got a question about sea turtles? She’ll be answering questions from 2:00 pm—4:00 pm ET.
Two groups of healthy green sea turtles are thriving off the coast of Peru. This is hopeful news, as these turtles are part of an endangered group and their numbers were shrinking. It seems that protecting their habitats has worked, and their populations are growing again.