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Red Tide Current Status

FWC reports on the current status of Karenia brevis blooms using tables, static maps, and interactive Google Earth maps. Archived status maps can be found in our Flickr gallery.


Submit a Fish Kill Report

Submit a report of a fish kill online, or call the Fish Kill Hotline: 800-636-0511.


Using Acoustic Telemetry to Track Cobia Movement Patterns
Researchers track the movements of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) to determine migration patterns and the geographical location of the biological Atlantic and Gulf stock boundary.


Striped Bass Stockings in the St. Johns River
Learn about the history of striped and sunshine bass stockings in the St. Johns River.


Stone Crab Catch Data

This summary highlights fishery-independent sampling program catch data collected at eight sampling locations.


Index Nesting Beach Survey Totals (1989-2017)

The Florida Index Nesting Beach Survey records sea turtle nest counts on a standardized set of index beaches. Researchers use the annual survey to determine nesting trends.



FWC Facts:
It is common for closely related species such as bluegill (bream) and redear sunfish (shellcracker) to hybridize or spawn with each other.

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