Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Water Quality and Contaminants

FWRI staff monitor changes in water quality and levels of contaminants, including mercury in fish, in Florida's fresh waters.

Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Florida Freshwater Bodies

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Mercury Testing

Since 1983, the FWC has actively investigated the occurrence of mercury in Florida's freshwater and marine environments.

FWC Facts:
Slow-growing stony corals have been declining throughout the Florida Keys, altering the living reef structure that began forming 6,000 years ago.

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