HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - A dead Green Sea Turtle floating in the water was caught on video with a spear through its head at Biscayne National Park.

The Biscayne National Park Marine Patrol posted a video of the reptile to their Facebook page, Tuesday.

Police are searching for whoever is responsible.

Biscayne Law Enforcement Officers removed the spear and tried to find any serial numbers from the shaft, but they were unsuccessful.

The Green Sea Turtle is an endangered species, and the person responsible faces up to a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine if convicted.

If you have any information about the poached sea turtle, contact Biscayne National Park dispatch at 305-242-7740.


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