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24052
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Southern flounder fishermen use specialized nets called gill nets to catch fish, but endangered sea turtle species often get caught in these nets. In the recent past, the government threatened to close estuarine gill net fisheries. However, a series of agencies work with the national Marine Fisheries to ensure that these gill net fisheries stay open and that endangered species are protected.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 4, Autumn 2015, p14-17, il, por, map Periodical Website
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25124
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Graduate student Kimberly Hernandez explains how her research on shoreline preservation may help keep the sea turtle populations up and make them more balanced in the sex produced by the sand.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue 5, Holiday 2014, p32-33, il, por Periodical Website
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8795
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The National Marine Fisheries Service permanently closed Pamlico Sound's deep-water area to large gill net commercial fishing from September to mid-December 2002. The closing was because of sea turtle strandings and their interaction with gill nets. The closing was also detrimental to Hyde County fishermen. A North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant study examines Hyde County fishermen's use of experimental nets that are designed to produce a good flounder catch but avoid or reduce sea turtle entanglements.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Spring 2007, p16-19, il Periodical Website
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21011
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Sea turtles, especially the most common one--the loggerhead--that live along the state's coast are becoming threatened and in need of help by mankind. This presents an ironic situation because humans, the only group with the skills to help turtle survive, are also the group that inflicts the most harm to them. For example, plastic bottle strips tossed into the ocean where turtle get entangled or eat them and large gill nets used by fishermen all are threats to the turtles.
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North Carolina Naturalist (NoCar QH 76.5 N8 N68), Vol. 14 Issue 3, Fall/Win 2006, p6-8, il
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5941
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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, located at Topsail Island, treats turtles with problems ranging from cracked shells to severed limbs and bacterial infections. Manuel describes the work of the center.
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5309
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There are twenty-one species of turtles living in North Carolina. All but three of them live in the coastal counties and include the loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, and green turtle.
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4920
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The North Carolina Sea Turtle Protection Program, which is run by the Wildlife Resources Commission, seeks to protect sea turtle nests and hatchlings and to collect mortality data. Comer describes how the Holden Beach Sea Turtle Watch caries out this mission and how stranded, sick, and injured sea turtles are handled.
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4980
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In 2000, 839 sea turtles stranded along the North Carolina coast, the highest number ever reported. Encounters with boats caused some deaths; net fragments attached to some shells suggested possible entrapment in commercial fishing nets for others. However, causes for 91 percent of the deaths could not be determined.
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3208
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Sea turtle strandings along the coast increased from 277 in 1990 to 503 in 1996. Scientists have yet to find a definitive answer for this. Theories range from natural occurrences to human impact on the environment.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Mar/Apr 1997, p16-22, il Periodical Website
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3213
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The N.C. Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network reported 502 strandings in 1996, an increase of 44.6 percent from 1995. Carteret County had the most strandings. To date, scientists have yet to find a way to avoid this or why this phenomenon occurs.
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2795
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Sea turtle strandings increased on coastal beaches in 1995. The North Carolina Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network counted 345 strandings. The majority were loggerheads.
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26493
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Protecting sea turtle eggs and hatchlings alone are not enough to save sea turtle populations. Dr. Larry Crowder, a zoologist at North Carolina State University, says we need more emphasis on large juvenile and adult turtles caught by commercial fishermen.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 38 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1991, p6, il
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26672
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Eleven-year-old Ritchie Lewis or Elon College, North Carolina received a reward from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for his timely reporting of three men he observed illegally killing a loggerhead sea turtle at Atlantic Beach. As a result of his quick action, the men were apprehended and taken into custody.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 32 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1985, p15, il
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26771
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The North Carolina Wildlife Federation established a fund to operate a sea turtle monitoring project along the coast. Loggerhead sea turtles lay eggs at night and their nests are in need of protection. Volunteers can help monitor the nests or contribute to the fund to help continue these efforts.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 30 Issue 3, May/June 1983, p7-8, il
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25009
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Tracking the movements of sea turtles can be difficult. It is especially difficult to track male turtles because once they hatch and go to the ocean; they don’t come back onto land. There is some known information on female sea turtles though and from that scientists hope to learn more.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 8 Issue 5, May 1981, p1-2, il Periodical Website