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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FWC Facts:
Seagrasses occupy only 0.1 percent of the sea floor, yet are responsible for 12 percent of the organic carbon buried in the ocean, which helps reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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