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Restoring Florida's Shorebird and Seabird Populations

Initiated in 2017, this project was created to establish a shorebird program dedicated to the successful restoration of shorebird and seabird populations impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. |  Learn More

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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.

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Inside FWRI

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.

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute recruits primarily scientists and science technicians. Business services and facility maintenance also require the expertise of qualified management, administrative, public information, clerical and maintenance staff. FWRI also offers both internships and limited volunteer opportunities.

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We invite you to MarineQuest, FWRI's annual open house. This award-winning event is an opportunity for you and your family to learn about Florida's fish and wildlife and FWRI's exciting research.

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