Florida Bay - Documenting a Green Turtle

Florida Bay - Documenting a Green Turtle

Florida Bay - Documenting a Green Turtle

All captured sea turtles are given identification numbers and documented with pictures like this. Here, a green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is logged after being tagged by researchers in Florida Bay.


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FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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