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Green turtle by Mbz1

Sea turtles and glow sticks don't mix

You know those luminous plastic sticks that light up Haloween, bonfire night (here in the UK), and that Scuba divers use while diving at night? Turns out they are bad news for sea turtles. It’s the mesmerizing glow of these gadgets hanging on fishing long-lines that lures thousands of turtles to their death every year.

Over at National Geographic News, I write about a new study that has shown how changing the type of light used by fishing industries could help put a halt to the turtles’ demise.


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