The phenomenon of female sea turtles crawling out of the surf by moonlight
to bury eggs on sandy beaches dates back more than a hundred million years.
Poaching and habitat destruction, however, have placed this biological wonder
in peril. But there’s good news for these ancient mariners. Open this issue of
Orion to learn about a program that—with the help of former poachers—is
reviving the sea turtle population along Mexico’s coast.