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Celebrating World Turtle Day

Dr. Russell Burke demonstrates a turtle excluder device.
Islip Bulletin

Biology Professor Russell Burke joined state conservation officials and environmental advocates at a press event to  celebrate World Turtle Day© on May 23.  The event, covered by the Islip Bulletin and the Times Record Beacon, was used to demonstrate a terrapin excluder device, which is being required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to protect terrapins in New York’s marine and coastal districts from being caught in crab pots.

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