Fri., September 23, 2011 4:50pm (EDT)

Georgia Loggerheads Doing Better
By Joshua Stewart
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Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Loggerhead sea turtles nest on every beach on Georgia’s barrier islands. Wildlife biologist Mark Dodd says this year’s nesting season set records. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ukanda/2112234542/>Upendra Kanda via Flickr</a>.)
Loggerhead sea turtles nest on every beach on Georgia’s barrier islands. Wildlife biologist Mark Dodd says this year’s nesting season set records. (Photo Courtesy of Upendra Kanda via Flickr.)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently re-classified loggerhead sea turtles. Some are now considered “endangered” and others remain at the lesser “threatened” category.

Wildlife biologist and Georgia Sea Turtle Program coordinator Mark Dodd talked to GPB’s Joshua Stewart about this decision and how sea turtles are doing in Georgia.

Learn much more about loggerheads – and see them nesting and hatching on Georgia’s beaches – on Georgia Outdoors, premiering 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 on GPB TV.