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Biology Chair Russell Burke on the Mysterious Die-Off of Diamondback Turtles


Newsday interviewed Dr. Russell Burke, chair of the Biology Department, about the deaths of approximately 100 diamondback turtles that washed ashore in Flanders Bay. Why they are dying is not clear, and there have been similar reports in Massachusetts and Maryland.  Dr. Burke says it may take “many decades” for the species’ population to recover.

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