Sea turtles released into Atlantic after successful test of turtle-safe fishing gear

NOAA and partners released 215 loggerhead sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida this week. Scientists had hatched and raised the sea turtles to test turtle-friendly fishing gear for commercial fisheries. Following a two-week study, scientists introduced the loggerheads to their natural habitat to live in the wild. Learn more in this news release [PDF].

June 23, 2017