October 24, 2012

WISTV: Ga. agency says sea turtles finally rebounding

By RUSS BYNUM 
Associated Press 

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are saying for the first time that loggerhead sea turtles are recovering along the state's coast after more than 24 years of ups and downs for the threatened species. 

Department of Natural Resources biologist Mark Dodd said Thursday the giant turtles laid a record number of nests on Georgia beaches for the third straight year this summer. He says the numbers make experts confident the population of turtles hatching in Georgia is rebounding after years of fluctuations that indicated recovery was flat... 

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