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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:
The star coral may live for several centuries and grow to the size of an automobile. Its growth rate ranges from about 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch of yearly outward expansion.

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