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Oyster Research: Habitat Suitability Modeling

In Florida, there is currently not enough information on suitable locations for oyster restoration projects. FWRI research scientists are developing oyster habitat suitability indices for six basins along the Gulf coast which will provide critical information on the most suitable restoration sites. Maps of suitable oyster habitat will be developed and available to the public through the FWC website. These maps and indices will also help guide future oyster restoration efforts in other areas along the Gulf coast of Florida and throughout Florida.

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Navigating Red Tide Resources

When a red tide bloom occurs off Florida’s coast, where can you go to find an up-to-date map showing the known extent of the bloom? This video will show you all the online tools FWC makes available to track red tide blooms as they occur, including our interactive daily sample map.


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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