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Tracking turtles in a wetland
Tracking turtles in a wetland

Saving Turtles from Traffic

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It's the time of year when turtles are laying eggs across the North Country. Often their favorite spots are alongside highways, making them 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 filed this report last summer.

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