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Using Sonar to Protect Sea Turtles | NOS Weekly News

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This image shows a loggerhead turtle swimming in the ocean off of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The image was captured using sonar. See the NOS Weekly News page for an animation.

National Ocean Service researchers began testing out the use of sonar to investigate sea turtle abundance and habitats in coastal waters near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, this October.

This novel use of acoustic technology may lead to new ways to protect threatened and endangered species.

The survey follows the first successful use of sonar to document the size and distribution of loggerhead turtles in May.

via Using Sonar to Protect Sea Turtles | NOS Weekly News.

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