But the results are not so rosy for the critically endangered hawksbill turtle.
Warmer waters in the region lead to an increased threat of cold-stunning because turtles stick around longer before heading south.
Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles.
The contaminated beaches that researchers studied in the Mediterranean are crucial nesting sites for both green and loggerhead sea turtles.
A recently published report shows the extent of the country's ongoing problems with the black market sale of animals.
Due to their lifespans, it's difficult for scientists to discern how sea turtle species respond to conservation techniques.