Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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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:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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