Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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:
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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