Loggerhead escaping through TED

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Loggerhead escaping through TED

This loggerhead turtle is escaping from a fishing net through the trapdoor of a Turtle Excluder device. TEDs have been shown to significantly reduce turtle mortality in the shrimping industry and are now required by all U.S. fishermen.


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