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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FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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