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Sea Turtle Conservancy holds annual conference in Gainesville

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Marine researchers and sea turtle enthusiasts are converging in Gainesville for the 15th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Conference. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tondrea Hadley spoke with Policy Coordinator for The Sea Turtle Conservancy, Gary Appelson about what people can expect from the conference and the current conditions of the sea turtle population.

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The conference begins Friday evening at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday morning.

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