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Look out, slow down for Florida’s migrating manatees

November 13, 2018 

Boaters who look out for migrating manatees and follow posted manatee protection zones contribute to the conservation of this threatened species. They are reducing the chance of manatee injuries and disturbance, while enjoying their time on the water. 

Escaped nonnative Asian water monitor lizard captured in Davie

November 08, 2018 

This lizard, an escaped pet, was first reported loose in the area in late August. The FWC worked closely with the Davie Police Department and residents to capture the reptile, which measured over 8 feet in length.  

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

November 01, 2018 

FWC and Florida DEP leadership highlighted continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities, at a media availability at FWRI.  

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

October 31, 2018 

FWC and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership met with county partners to discuss continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities. 

You’re invited to MarineQuest 2018!

October 16, 2018 

The public is invited to learn about Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Eighth Ave. SE. MarineQuest is a free, family-friendly event.  

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

**Photo Release** FWC, partners highlight technology used to research and monitor red tide

October 04, 2018 

FWC scientists at FWRI provided updates, demonstrated technology used to research and monitor naturally-occurring red tide, and highlighted the innovative public-private partnerships that support impacted communities and combat red tide. 

FWC will provide interactive daily sampling map for red tide

October 04, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will provide an enhanced, interactive map updated daily of water samples to inform the public on the status of naturally-occurring red tide throughout the state. 

FWC: Bears more active this time of year

October 01, 2018 

To be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can often provide bears with more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.  

FWC announces winners of 2018 Lionfish Challenge

September 27, 2018 

Recreational winner and Lionfish King John McCain of Gilchrist County removed 1,137 of the lionfish. Ron Surrency of Duval County is the Commercial Champion for his removal of 5,017 pounds of lionfish (which equates to about 5,531 fish).  

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