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Turtle Excluder Devices Not Used By Some Shrimp Boats

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TO GO WITH AFP STORY A newborn Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) walks into the sea after being realeased by members of the TAMAR Project in Praia do Forte, Bahia State, on November 13, 2009. The TAMAR Project has realesed around 10 millions turtles in the sea since 1979, when founded. TAMAR monitors 1000 kilometers of beaches, with 20 stations covering 8 Brazilian states. | Getty File

Shrimp boats that fish in the Gulf of Mexico without the required turtle-excluder devices are killing more sea turtles than is allowed under the Endangered Species Act, the advocacy group Oceana said in a report Tuesday.

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