Western Dry Rocks Research: Aerial Surveys
Aerial surveys are conducted twice a month from April–July to record boat locations throughout the Lower Florida Keys reef tract. These surveys can provide understanding of boating pressure during the months of the Western Dry Rocks closure and determine if pressure shifts to other sites when the closure is in effect.View Playlist
As the research division within FWC, FWRI operates programs statewide that focus on obtaining
the wide-ranging data and information needed by fish, wildlife, and ecosystem resource managers.
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