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Endangered turtle could put snag in resort casino project

Will be addressed in March hearing

The red-bellied cooter, a turtle named on both the state and federal endangered species lists, is present on the 500-acre site where the Mashpee Wampanoag are planning a resort casino. The red-bellied cooter, a turtle named on both the state and federal endangered species lists, is present on the 500-acre site where the Mashpee Wampanoag are planning a resort casino.
By Christine Wallgren
Globe Correspondent / January 19, 2008

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MIDDLEBOROUGH - Opponents of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's plan for a resort casino in Middleborough have found a potential ally in their bid to block the project. Weighing in at 10 pounds and favoring naps in the sun, it is the northern red-bellied cooter, a turtle that is listed on both state and federal endangered species lists. (Full article: 591 words)

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