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FWC, partners protect wildlife by removing hazardous net from artificial reef

March 07, 2013 

The 1,000-pound abandoned fishing net tangled on Tenneco Towers reef was offshore from the Miami-Dade/Broward county line. 

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After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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