As Melbourne Beach’s nesting green sea turtle population skyrockets, UCF researchers are trying to better understand why In 1978, when the federal government listed green sea turtle breeding colonies in Florida as endangered, the widely adored species seemed to be on the ropes in this part of the world. Hope for thriving future populations was limited at best. Years of human-caused degradation to the species' nesting and feeding habits had taken its toll. In 1993, more than a decade after some...