On patrol with the group protecting turtles in Trinidad and Tobago

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Esther Vidale of Nature Seekers with a leatherback turtle who has just laid her eggs on Matura Beach in Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: UN News/Lulu Gao.

Conserving marine resources takes centre stage this week at the first-ever Ocean Conference being held at UN Headquarters in New York.

Dianne Penn recently travelled to Trinidad and Tobago and learned how a group called Nature Seekers, which has received UN funding, is protecting leatherback turtles which previously were butchered for their meat or even just for fun.

Leatherback turtles get their name from their soft shell and are the biggest turtle species on Earth, weighing up to 2,000 pounds.

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