USA Issues Largest Critical Habitat Ruling Ever to Protect Turtles

July 10, 2014 1:28 PM

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Loggerhead turtles are now protected from Mississippi to North Carolina thanks to a new ruling by the federal government.

On Wednesday the United States announced that 685 miles of beaches and 300,000 square miles of ocean off the Gulf and Atlantic coasts between the two Southern states are now considered protected.

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