The word plummet has appeared in 106 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 24 in “Where New York’s Sick Sea Turtles Go for Rehab and Squid Snacks” by Dodai Stewart:
The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, a critically endangered species that nests in Mexico and eats crabs in the waters of New England and the Mid-Atlantic States, is smaller, growing to about 100 pounds.
Once on the edge of being extinct, the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle has “a very positive conservation story,” said Ms. Schroeder. Shrimp trawling and the killing of nesting turtles and their eggs at their very restricted nesting beaches had caused their numbers to plummet into the hundreds, but the Endangered Species Act, signed 50 years ago, has helped stabilize the population.
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