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Light Sticks May Lure Turtles to Fishing Lines
May 4, 2007
Thousands of loggerhead turtles die every year when they get tangled or hooked in commercial fishing longlines meant for tuna or swordfish. New research suggests a possible reason why: The glowing light sticks that lure fish to longlines also attract turtles, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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