Saturday, May 05, 2007

Light Sticks May Inadvertently Lure Turtles To Fishing Lines

"Science Daily 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 turtles swim into the lines. The glowing light sticks that lure fish to longlines also attract turtles, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study."


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