Loggerhead sea turtles handed nearly 700 miles of critical habitat by feds

07/10/14 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Sea Turtles, Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, Loggerhead, habitats, environment

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Loggerhead sea turtles will be better protected now after a landmark rule passed down by the feds. A legal settlement announced yesterday designates nearly 700 miles of beach and 300,000 square feet as "critical habitat."

The rule protecting Loggerhead habitats was the result of a 2013 lawsuit filed by several conservation groups.

Jaclyn Lopez is an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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