Field Staff Sampling Beach Fauna

Field Staff Sampling Beach Fauna

Molluscan Fisheries staff sieve and rinse each fauna sample to remove fine sand. The remaining sample is bagged, labeled, and preserved for laboratory analysis.


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FWC Facts:
Florida's American shad are the smallest on the East Coast of the United States. In Florida, shad average 2 to 3 pounds; the state record is 5.19 pounds.

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