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FWC, partners protect wildlife by removing hazardous net from artificial reef

March 07, 2013 

The 1,000-pound abandoned fishing net tangled on Tenneco Towers reef was offshore from the Miami-Dade/Broward county line. 

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FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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