Source: UPI 
September 2, 2011
"A population of endangered sea turtles, thought wiped out in the eastern Pacific from Mexico to Peru, has survived by occupying a novel habitat, scientists say.
Abandoning their normal coral reef habitats where they have been slaughtered for their shells, some hawksbill turtles have survived by moving to coastal mangrove estuaries, researchers said.
Alexander Gaos, lead author of a report published Thursday in the online scientific journal Biology Letters, said the discovery is significant because it suggests a potentially new evolutionary trajectory."
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