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Turtles

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: May 2012 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

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Marine scientists recently launched a pilot study to track the elusive loggerhead turtle. Even though loggerheads are the most common sea turtle in U.S. coastal waters, they're still listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
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Isla_earth_inlay Marine scientists recently launched a pilot study to track the elusive loggerhead turtle. Even though loggerheads are the most common sea turtle in U.S. coastal waters, they're still listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. he researchers -- from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Atlantic sea scallop fishing industry -- tagged two juvenile loggerheads off the New Jersey coast with satellite relay tags. The tags transmit data on the turtles’ location, depth, surrounding water temperature, and time of day...

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Marine scientists recently launched a pilot study to track the elusive loggerhead turtle. Even though loggerheads are the most common sea turtle in U.S. coastal waters, they're still listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. he researchers -- from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Atlantic sea scallop fishing industry -- tagged two juvenile loggerheads off the New Jersey coast with satellite relay tags. The tags transmit data on the turtles’ location, depth, surrounding water temperature, and time of day...

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