News of Interest

Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet to survive, March 24, 2014

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches, March 13, 2014

Biologists hope for another busy sea turtle nesting season, March 3, 2014

FWC, partners release dozens of sea turtles rescued from cold in NW Fla. Waters, Jan. 14, 2014

Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year, Oct. 30, 2014

Manatee, sea turtle decals celebrate ‘La Florida’ 500-year anniversary, July 1, 2013


Become a Fish and Wildlife Citizen Scientist
Help expand our knowledge of what is happening with Florida's fish and wildlife by getting involved as a citizen scientist. There are plenty of opportunities to help out and you are not required to be a biologist or have special training.

The information you provide is valuable, giving our staff an enhanced, up-to-date picture of the status of Florida's fish and wildlife and it can also be fun and educational for you. Find out where to report sightings of coastal species such as right whales or mink, or how to participate in surveys, by viewing the Sightings, Surveys and Hotlines links on the citizen scientist page.

We're establishing working groups around the state to address coastal wildlife concerns, and new partners are always encouraged to participate.  Please contact the Coordinator if you are interested in being involved with the CWCI.



FWC Facts:
Florida is a peninsula, which contributes to the number of invasive species affecting our ecosystem.

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