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Barra Vieja, Mexico, February 18, 2012 - A two-day-old Leatherback turtle makes it's way into the ocean after being released by members of Campamento Tortuguera, an organization dedicated to protecting the endangered sea turtles. <br />
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Leatherbacks are one of the more endangered species, mostly due to human activity, including being caught in fishing nets, ingestion of plastic and trash, and illegal egg collection. The latter is a considerable problem in Mexico despite laws enacted in 1991 protecting the turtles.