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Red Tide Current Status
This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports.


Largemouth Bass Tagging Studies

Tagging studies help biologists learn about largemouth bass populations and associated fishing activity throughout Florida.


What do Florida Largemouth Bass Need to Reach Trophy Size?
Biologists discuss what factors contribute to the growth of trophy-sized Florida largemouth bass.


About Florida Red Tides
Florida red tides occur almost every year in the Gulf of Mexico and can harm marine animals and humans.


Cyanobacteria in Florida Waters
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are commonly found as individual cells, clumps, filaments or large mats in Florida's lakes, rivers and estuaries.


Learn About Trichodesmium
Find out how dust from the Sahara Desert fuels annual Trichodesmium blooms in the Gulf of Mexico.



FWC Facts:
Fines for damaging seagrasses take into account their economic and environmental importance and the costs of assessing and repairing damage.

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