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Mortality in Florida

FWRI staff members coordinate the Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (FLSTSSN), which is responsible for gathering data on dead or debilitated (i.e., stranded) sea turtles found in Florida. Debilitated turtles are rescued and transported to rehabilitation facilities.



What to do if You Find a Dead or Injured Sea Turtle

Find out who to call if you find a dead, sick, or injured sea turtle.

Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (FLSTSSN)

The FLSTSSN gathers data on dead, sick, or injured (i.e., stranded) sea turtles found in Florida.

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FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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