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Florida Bay - Turtle Tagging

Florida Bay - Turtle Tagging

Captured turtles are brought onto the boat for a blood sample, measurements and tagging. Tagged turtles can be recaptured in the future for growth rate analysis. Some are also fitted with a satellite transmitter which sends a signal for several months and allows researchers to follow its movements and track migration patterns.


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Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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