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Galveston Farm Raises a Unique Crop: Endangered Sea Turtles

In Galveston, the NOAA Fisheries Service runs the only farm of its kind in the world: they raise sea turtles. The reptiles are cared for with one goal in mind: to protect the species amid commercial fishing. Sea turtles are older than the dinosaurs and currently endangered. Houston Matters Paige Phelps reports.

In Galveston, the NOAA Fisheries Service runs the only farm of its kind in the world: they raise sea turtles.

The reptiles are cared for with one goal in mind: to protect the species amid commercial fishing. Sea turtles are older than the dinosaurs and currently endangered.

Houston Matters Paige Phelps reports.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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