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Sea Turtle CSIs Bust Black Market Poachers

I was passed the following video via a sea turtle listserv and thought I’d share some real-life CSI action with everyone.  NOAA Marine Forensics- “Investigators in Puerto Rico were tipped off that an organized ring of poachers was selling turtle meat on the black market. This evidence was used to convict the turtle poachers on charges of illegally fishing and selling the meat and eggs of an endangered species.”

Scott Artis
Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.


  1. It’s amazing that these resources are being used in this way. It certainly makes it much harder to hide criminal activity. I’m putting this in my best of the web this Saturday. It’s so cool. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I completely agree. I have a background in micro/molecular biology as well as enviro so I love it when the two worlds collide. I’ll be sure to check out your best of the web on saturday. Cheers!


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