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:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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