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Government shutdown stops efforts to monitor sea turtles along the gulf
GULF OF MEXICO -- The ongoing federal government shutdown have hampered efforts to monitor sea turtles along the gulf coast.
The road to the national park is closed due to the shutdown.
There's at least one nest there that volunteers can't get to.
Five species of sea turtles can be found in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Loggerhead is threatened and the Green and Leatherback are endangered, but all sea turtles are protected.