Mass Div. of Marine Fisheries benefits from NOAA $240K grant to study leatherback sea turtles off Cape Cod

noaa cashNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries $240,398 to study leatherback sea turtles off Cape Cod in areas considered to be dense with fishing gear, according to NOAA. The work is expected to provide critical animal behavior and habitat data needed to develop fishing gear that would help address significant leatherback entanglement problems in Massachusetts, according to a statement from NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region. The award is part of $5.4 million in grants from NOAA in 2016 in all coastal regions to help in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine species. Link 14:12