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A satellite-tagged loggerhead turtle is released in the Gulf stream off of Florida's southeast coast in 2009.

Credit:

Jim Abertheny, NMFS permit 1551

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    This loggerhead turtle is equipped with a satellite tag.

    Credit:

    Jim Abertheny, NMFS permit 1551

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    Researchers apply acrylic to a turtle.

    Credit:

    Kate Mansfield

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    Satellite-tagged loggerhead turtles in 2009 await their release.

    Credit:

    Kate Mansfield, NMFS Permit 1551

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    This turtle wears a neoprene harness that was eventually rejected.

    Credit:

    Kate Mansfield