Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Turtle caught in line

Marine turtles occasionally get entangled in crab or lobster trap lines. As the number of traps used in Florida increases, the number of entanglements are expected to increase as well.


Image Credit: FDEP STSSN



FWC Facts:
Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.

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