Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Turtle caught in line

Marine turtles occasionally get entangled in crab or lobster trap lines. As the number of traps used in Florida increases, the number of entanglements are expected to increase as well.


Image Credit: FDEP STSSN



FWC Facts:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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