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Trouble for Turtles

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July 1, 2008

“Trouble for Turtles” concludes that although sea turtles have survived mass extinctions, they are simply ill-equipped to withstand the threats posed by destructive fishing gear, especially in trawl fisheries. The report shows that an estimated 770 sea turtles are caught annually in Mid-Atlantic trawl fisheries alone.

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