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Conservationists are making progress as they try to boost the population of endangered sea turtles on Georgia's coast.

The Director of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island spoke in Albany Friday as part of Chehaw's Conservation Lecture series. Terry Norton says keeping sea turtles alive is important for the survival of other species and after a 20-year decline their numbers are trending up.

"Just the last three years we are seeing it increase in the numbers, its been three really good years," Norton said. "This year is a little low but they nest every 2-3 years so you are going to have peaks and droughts."

The lecture series continues on August 4th when the Department of Natural Resources will put on a presentation about bat conservation efforts.

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