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Shoal Bass Monitoring in the Chipola River

Shoal Bass (Micropterus cataractae) are a unique species of black bass endemic to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. A recently discovered species that was formally described a little more than two decades ago, Shoal Bass are listed as a species of greatest conservation need by the FWC. Learn More

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Video Spotlight

Native Pollinator Research

Pollinating insects are essential for maintaining biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems. In this video, FWRI researchers describe their ongoing efforts to document and understand native pollinator diversity in fire-maintained longleaf pine savannas.


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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