- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - The National Aquarium’s newest resident fits in the palm of your hand.

Baltimore’s aquarium announced Tuesday that a baby loggerhead sea turtle is now living in the attraction’s coastal beach exhibit.

The turtle will be on view for a year before being released into the wild.

The baby turtle does not have name yet, but the aquarium plans to hold a public naming for the animal in 2016.

According to the aquarium, loggerhead turtles are less likely to be hunted for their meat or shell compared to other sea turtles, but they are threatened by accidental capture in fishing gear.


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