Turtles killed 'in millions' by fishing gear

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A new study finds that millions of marine turtles have been killed during the last two decades through entrapment in fishing gear, with especially high rates of "bycatch" in the Mediterranean and eastern Pacific.

Six of the seven sea turtle types are on the Red List of Threatened Species.

Writing in the journal Conservation Letters, researchers advocate much greater use of gear safe for turtles.

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