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The Giant Turtles of Yalimapo

The Giant Turtles of Yalimapo


In French Guiana, leatherback turtles—the largest sea turtles in the world—return to the same beach multiple times over the year to lay their eggs. But fewer are making it back, threatening the species with extinction. Researchers have been tracking and monitoring them to better understand the increasing anthropogenic and environmental pressures on their ecosystem.

About this video
Original title:
The giants of Yalimapo
Production year:
8 min 36
Pierre de Pascau
CNRS Images
Speaker(s) :
Damien Chevallier
and Marc Bonola
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
CNRS / Université de Strasbourg


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