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Barotrauma expands gasses in a fish causing the air bladder and other organs to expand as well, making it difficult for fish to swim after release.

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Barotrauma expands gasses in a fish causing the air bladder and other organs to expand as well, making it difficult for fish to swim after release. photo copyright NOAA Fisheries / Florida SeaGrant taken at  and featuring the Fishing boat class
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Return 'Em Right: Empowering anglers to save fish from barotrauma
In this episode of Dive In with NOAA Fisheries, we're talking with experts about barotrauma—a pressure-related injury that fish experience when being reeled up from the surface.
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