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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:
The gopher tortoise is the only Florida turtle that digs a burrow. Burrow entrances are shaped just like a tortoise's shell: arched on the top and flat on the bottom (floor).

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