Loggerhead Escapes from Fishing Net
A Turtle Excluder Device (TED) enables a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) to escape from a fishing net. Technological advancements like this are helping to prevent deaths of unintended marine bycatch. Loggerhead turtles are considered to be threatened and endangered (depending on the specific population) and the their greatest threat is unintended catch in fishing gear. The United States plans to create protected habitat for loggerheads in mid-2013.