Aquatic Health Lab
Aquatic Health researchers monitor and study marine organism diseases, die-offs, fish kills, and their causes –such as infectious agents, parasites, algae blooms, toxins or water quality.
Aquatic Health Field Investigations
When an aquatic health event has been identified, we may respond by conducting a field investigation to determine the cause of the event. We frequently work closely with FWC’s Harmful Algae Bloom Lab to investigate fish kills related to red tide. Occasionally, novel or significant aquatic health issues trigger more extensive research projects such as our work with Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
The Aquatic Health laboratory is located at the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.