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Loggerhead sea turtle

Boaters urged to watch for sea turtles following fatal boat strikes

With two sea turtles killed in Long Island Sound by propellers in the last month, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is asking boaters to slow down and be aware of these endangered animals.

May through June is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, they often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences. — Photo by Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

Turtles and roads are a deadly combination

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.

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