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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.


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.


Recreational Anglers and Professional Fishers Assist with Red Snapper Research on the Atlantic Coast of Florida

Scientists gather information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery with assistance from anglers during 2014 season in Atlantic federal waters.



FWC Facts:
Biologists estimate 10,000-14,000 sturgeon live in the Suwannee River. Adult populations in other Gulf Coast rivers range from a few hundred to about 2,000.

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