Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Surveys

Learn how biologists conduct freshwater surveys and use these data for ongoing studies and long-term monitoring of freshwater communities.



Long-Term Monitoring Project

Biologists research, monitor and record the long-term history and trends of Florida’s freshwater fish populations.

Electrofishing FAQ

Biologists often arouse the curiosity of onlookers while using this freshwater fish sampling technique.

Sampling Shallow-Water Fish Communities with Fyke Nets

Biologist use fyke nets to monitor shallow-water fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

Sampling Freshwater Fish Communities with Gill Nets

Biologists use gill nets to monitor offshore fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

Sampling Freshwater Fish Communities with Electrofishing

Biologists use electrofishing to monitor near-shore fish communities in Florida’s lakes.

The Science in Developing a Long-term Monitoring Program

FWRI biologists who work on the long-term monitoring program use various methods to ensure their research is as efficient as possible.


FWC Facts:
Manatees can travel up to 50 miles in a day. They generally swim slowly but have been clocked at speeds of up to 15 mph for short bursts.

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