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This is an example of a breakaway jig head and plastic tail, shown with a ruler for scale, commonly used for tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass from 2002 to 2004, as observed by researchers during the catch-and-release mortality study.  


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Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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