If their status changes, protections for the leatherbacks could be reduced.
A loggerhead turtle in the Pacific almost died after getting caught in $53 million of cocaine.
At least 1,000 turtles die every year from plastic in the ocean.
The exact cause is still a mystery, though a prime suspect has been named.
Sea turtle populations seem to be on the rebound after decades of work.
Australia’s Reef is home to more than 6,000 species.