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"Lost-Year" Studies - Neonate in Sargassum

Turtles spend the first years of their lives traveling with the protection of floating sargassum beds.


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FWC Facts:
Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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