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Right whales, mother and calf pair

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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.


Programs of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Each year, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute produces a summary of its programs. Read the 2015-2016 Programs Document online or download it as a PDF.


Censusing Florida's Gulf Biodiversity
Read an article by Robert Lasley, FWRI's curator of collections. Lasley oversees a vast reference collection of preserved biological specimens and associated ecological databases.


Information Science and Management: Erin Leone
Erin is a biostatistician with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute where she applies statistics to a wide variety of biological conservation and management projects.


Stone Crab Catch Data
This summary highlights fishery-independent sampling program catch data collected at eight sampling locations.


2015-2016 Right Whale Calving Season: A Photo Set on Flickr

View a collection of photographs from the 2015-2016 North Atlantic right whale calving season.



FWC Facts:
The home range of a male Florida panther is about 200 square miles. That's about 5 times as large as Disney World.

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