According to published reports, endangered green sea turtles have multiplied in Florida during the past twenty years, and are now thriving in protected waters along the east coast from Melbourne to the Florida Keys.   The number of turtle nests discovered in Florida has increased by six hundred percent since 1990, with intense conservation efforts being credited for helping these 300-pound vegetarians flourish.  

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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-sea-turtles-find-refuge-20130505,0,7682657.story