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Striped Bass Counts at Silver Glen Springs: Video

Biologists conduct visual counts to gauge the survival of stocked fish.

In July 2014, one of our freshwater fisheries researchers shot this underwater video of striped bass congregating in Silver Glen Springs. The springs provide a cool refuge during the summer months for striped bass in the St. Johns River and offers biologists a suitable location for visual counts, which are conducted to gauge the survival of stocked fish. Striped bass are more vulnerable to warmer water than most of Florida’s other native freshwater fish, and cannot tolerate temperatures higher than 75 degrees Fahrenheit for long.

To see more photos from this study, view the album Striped Bass Stocking on Flickr.