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Red Tide Current Status

FWC reports on the current status of Karenia brevis blooms using tables, static maps, and interactive Google Earth maps. Archived status maps can be found in our Flickr gallery.


Annual Report

Each year, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute produces a summary of its programs. New this year, the annual report has been reformatted to its own website.


Using Acoustic Telemetry to Track Cobia Movement Patterns
Researchers track the movements of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) to determine migration patterns and the geographical location of the biological Atlantic and Gulf stock boundary.


Striped Bass Stockings in the St. Johns River
Learn about the history of striped and sunshine bass stockings in the St. Johns River.


Report Sightings of Nesting Horseshoe Crabs

Have you seen nesting horseshoe crabs? Let us know!  These sightings help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state.


The Horseshoe Crab Fishery in Florida

In Florida, most horseshoe crabs are collected live for use in aquaria and research.



FWC Facts:
Atlantic stingrays can be found more than 200 miles up the St. Johns River and have been known to pup as far upstream as Lake Harney.

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