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Program Projects and Research

Bayside Event

The Fish and Wildlife Health program monitors the health of organisms in Florida's marine and estuarine waters as bioindicators of environmental stress, to facilitate information transfer, to develop diagnostic support related to aquatic disease and mortality events in the Gulf of Mexico, and to develop health guidelines for stock enhancement.



Implementing a Statewide Protocol for Monitoring Freshwater Fish Health

Public Alerts Researchers to Abnormal Shrimp
Reports of discolored and diseased shrimp in the northern Indian River Lagoon in 2005 pointed researchers to the source of infection.

Health Assessment of Blue Crab in Tampa Bay
A project to study blue crab health in Tampa Bay from August 2006 through August 2007.