Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Turtle with line around flipper

Sea turtles can get caught in all kinds of litter like discarded fishing line and old fishing nets. Make sure and clean up after all beach and water-related activities. Beach clean-up days are another good thing to get involved in.


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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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