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A researcher, her turtle net, and her turtle-tracking antenna
A researcher, her turtle net, and her turtle-tracking antenna

Saving Turtles From Traffic

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Driving in the North Country can sometimes be like navigating an obstacle course of wildlife -- deer, skunks, raccoons, frogs, and throughout much of the summer, turtles. Turtles like to lay their eggs along roadsides and become easy candidates for roadkill. Turtles live and reproduce for decades, some more than 60 years. When an adult is killed prematurely, it can have a big effect on turtle populations. Researchers at Clarkson University are trying to find out how often turtles cross the road and how to help them get safely to the other side. David Sommerstein reports.

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Turtles like to dig their nests in the gravel next to roads.

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David Sommerstein
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