Tagged loggerhead sea turtles

HOW MANY ARE TOO MANY

— if a vessel reaches either limit on a trip, it would have to return to port and wait five days before it can resume fishing. federal scientists would evaluate the vessel and turtle interactions during that time and potentially provide guidance. read : sea turtles for swordfish? feds may lift cap on endangered species

HATCHLINGS

   – “webcams is part of ongoing efforts in the florida keys to raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them. a female typically lays about 100 eggs and covers them with sand before returning to the water, leaving the nest alone”