Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Turtle with line around flipper

Sea turtles can get caught in all kinds of litter like discarded fishing line and old fishing nets. Make sure and clean up after all beach and water-related activities. Beach clean-up days are another good thing to get involved in.


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FWC Facts:
Manatees feed for 6 to 8 hours daily, consuming about 4 to 9 percent of their body weight in wet vegetation, such as seagrass and other aquatic plants.

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