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Light Sticks May Lure Turtles to Fishing Lines

May 4, 2007

News thumbnail 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. Full Story

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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