Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at Work

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at work

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at Work

The Sea Turtle Stranding & Salvage Network (STSSN) responds to calls about injured or dead sea turtles all across Florida. Turtles in need of medical attention are picked up and taken to places like the Clearwater Aquarium or Sea World. Dead turtles are brought back to the FMRI lab for further investigation.


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The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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