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The highly successful Wildlife Alert Reward Program is just one example of how citizens help us protect and manage our fish and wildlife resources by providing information. Use the phone numbers and links below to get in touch with us about any number of issues.

Wildlife Law Violations: Call the Wildlife Alert hotline: 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users, call *FWC or #FWC. Or send a text to

Angler Tag Return Hotline: Call 800-367-4461.

Bat Mortality Monitoring - Report sick, unusually behaving or dead bats. Call 888-404-FWCC [3922], or use the online form.

Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)

Catch an Unusual or Exotic Fish?

Coral Reef Conservation Program: Use this site to report marine debris found when diving, snorkeling or boating.

Exotic Species Reporting HotlineReport nonnative animal sightings to the FWC.

Fish Kill Hotline: Call 800-636-0511, or submit a fish kill report.
Learn more about fish kills.

Horseshoe Crab Nesting Activity: Call 866-252-9326 or submit a horseshoe crab survey.

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife: Information on how to report injured or orphaned wildlife in need of assistance.

Manatees: Report sick, dead, injured or tagged manatees by calling Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922.

Marine Turtles: Report dead or injured marine turtles by calling Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922.

Nuisance Alligators: Call 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

Nuisance Wildlife: Information on whom to contact regarding nuisance wildlife in your area.

Oil, Fuel or Hazardous Material Spills in Florida Waters: Call 800-320-0519.

Red Tide Status Line: Toll-free inside Florida only - 866-300-9399.
Outside Florida - 727-552-2448.

Right Whale Sightings: Call 888-97-WHALE (888-979-4253).

Smalltooth Sawfish Sightings

Waterway Markers - Missing or Damaged: Call 866-405-BUOY (866-405-2869).

Whooping Crane Sightings

Wild Bird Die-offs

Wildlife Alert: Report wildlife law violations. Call 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users, call *FWC or #FWC.

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FWC Facts:
Most horseshoe crab nesting activity takes place during high tides in the three days before and after a new or full moon.

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