Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Florida Bay - Identification number

Florida Bay - Identification number

To make sure the same turtle is not captured twice during the 10-day research period, they are marked with temporary paint that will wash off after a few weeks.


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American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

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