Reptiles: Human Interaction Threatens Sea Turtles

March 7, 2017

Doug Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), owner of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida, explains how taking away beach space and nesting areas has been a major issue with the sea turtle species.

Years ago, the biggest problem for sea turtles was hunting and meat and leather markets. Now, the biggest threat is human interaction. Doug Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), owner of Marathon Veterinary Hospital in Florida, explains how taking away beach space and nesting areas has been a major issue with the sea turtle species.