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        Saving Sea Turtles | Ocean Today

        How do you stop turtles from getting caught in fishing nets? The solution is to design a fishing net that allows sea turtles that have been caught accidentally to escape. These turtle excluder devices, or TEDs, consist of a grid of bars in the net that direct turtles toward an opening in the net. TEDs were developed in the 1980s and 1990s and are now required by federal regulations for fishing. Each year, new and improved designs are tested, reducing turtle deaths due to shrimp nets by almost 100 percent. That's really good news for sea turtles!

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