Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


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:
Seagrasses are flowering plants that live submerged in marine waters. Like land plants, seagrasses manufacture food and oxygen through the process of photosynthesis.

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