Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at Work

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at work

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network at Work

The Sea Turtle Stranding & Salvage Network (STSSN) responds to calls about injured or dead sea turtles all across Florida. Turtles in need of medical attention are picked up and taken to places like the Clearwater Aquarium or Sea World. Dead turtles are brought back to the FMRI lab for further investigation.


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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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