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Sea turtle found with spear through its head at Florida national park

Sea turtle found with spear through its head at Florida national park Sea turtle found with spear through its head at Florida national park Warning: Some viewers may find the video above disturbingWildlife officials have launched an investigation after a sea turtle was found with a spear through its head at a national park. A…
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Sea turtle found with spear through its head at Florida national park

Sea turtle found with spear through its head at Florida national park

Warning: Some viewers may find the video above disturbingWildlife officials have launched an investigation after a sea turtle was found with a spear through its head at a national park. A post on the Biscayne National Park Facebook page Tuesday said the investigation is being handled by Biscayne National Park Marine Patrol Officers. All five Florida sea turtle species are listed as either endangered or threatened. Killing a sea turtle can result in a criminal conviction. Offenders can also be tried civilly. Anyone who is convicted may face up to one year in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000.Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Biscayne National Park dispatch at 305-242-7740.

BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK, Fla. —

Warning: Some viewers may find the video above disturbing

Wildlife officials have launched an investigation after a sea turtle was found with a spear through its head at a national park.

A post on the Biscayne National Park Facebook page Tuesday said the investigation is being handled by Biscayne National Park Marine Patrol Officers.

All five Florida sea turtle species are listed as either endangered or threatened. Killing a sea turtle can result in a criminal conviction. Offenders can also be tried civilly. Anyone who is convicted may face up to one year in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Biscayne National Park dispatch at 305-242-7740.

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