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This packet of artificial baits and rigging gear, which is available for purchase at many tackle stores, is representative of artificial breakaway gears observed during the tarpon catch-and-release mortality study in Boca Grande Pass from 2002 to 2004.


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FWC Facts:
Manatees feed for 6 to 8 hours daily, consuming about 4 to 9 percent of their body weight in wet vegetation, such as seagrass and other aquatic plants.

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