Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Tampa Bay - Setting the Net

Tampa Bay - Setting the Net

Researchers from FMRI set nets in Tampa Bay to capture turtles for tagging. In places like Florida Bay, the water is clear enough for researchers to sea a turtle and capture it by hand. Places with murkier waters like Tampa Bay require nets to capture turtles.


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