Tampa Bay - Setting the Net

Tampa Bay - Setting the Net

Tampa Bay - Setting the Net

Researchers from FMRI set nets in Tampa Bay to capture turtles for tagging. In places like Florida Bay, the water is clear enough for researchers to sea a turtle and capture it by hand. Places with murkier waters like Tampa Bay require nets to capture turtles.


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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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