A sea turtle being released back into the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton County, Florida. The turtle had been injured by fishing tackle. The Obama administration on Thursday issued proposed regulations to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic from injury in U.S. shrimp nets.
A sea turtle being released back into the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton County, Florida. The turtle had been injured by fishing tackle. The Obama administration on Thursday issued proposed regulations to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic from injury in U.S. shrimp nets. Devon Ravine AP
A sea turtle being released back into the Gulf of Mexico in South Walton County, Florida. The turtle had been injured by fishing tackle. The Obama administration on Thursday issued proposed regulations to protect sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic from injury in U.S. shrimp nets. Devon Ravine AP

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December 15, 2016 2:22 PM