Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Program Projects and Research

The Fish and Wildlife Health program monitors the health of organisms in Florida's marine and estuarine waters as bioindicators of environmental stress, to facilitate information transfer, to develop diagnostic support related to aquatic disease and mortality events in the Gulf of Mexico, and to develop health guidelines for stock enhancement.

Public Alerts Researchers to Abnormal Shrimp

Reports of discolored and diseased shrimp in the northern Indian River Lagoon in 2005 pointed researchers to the source of infection.

Worms in Fish

Learn about the parasites commonly found in the muscle of fish.

Fish and Wildlife Health Marine Fish Survey

This is a survey for fish health in Florida waters. If you would like to comment on fish health, fish kills, or any fish health concerns you may have about salt water fish, please fill out our survey.

Health Assessment of Blue Crab in Tampa Bay

A project to study blue crab health in Tampa Bay from August 2006 through August 2007.

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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