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:
Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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