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Barra Vieja, Mexico, February 18, 2012 - Victor Jesus Verdejo Ramirez, the Camp Director at Campamento Tortuguera, holds a two-day-old Leatherback turtle before releasing it into the ocean. Population estimates for turtle, once the world's largest population of all sea turtles, have crashed in recent years due largely to exploitation by humans for the eggs and meat, as well as well as degredation to nesting from coastal development and marine pollution.