3. Five out of seven of the world's sea turtle species (all listed as endangered, threatened or vulnerable by international treaty and the U.S. government) inhabit the nutrient-rich waters that surround the Baja California peninsula.
4. Each year, throughout the Baja California Peninsula, it is estimated that 35,000 sea turtles are illegally hunted and killed.
5. While several million green sea turtles once existed worldwide, today, it is estimated that fewer than 200,000 nesting females remain.