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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.


MarineQuest School Daze Registration
Registration for MarineQuest School Daze 2014 will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 8.


Stocked Bass Learn Survival Skills
Researchers experiment with new hatchery procedures to better prepare young largemouth bass for the perils of the wild.


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.


On a Quest for a Freshwater Giant: Alligator Gar
A tagging study reveals a few secrets of Atractosteus spatula, but the bigger mystery is yet to be solved: how many of its kind populate Florida rivers?



FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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