News of Interest

Lionfish beware: FWC approves two-part lionfish removal effort for 2016, April 14, 2016

Look out boaters - manatees are on the move, March 23, 2016

Help beach-nesting shorebirds by giving them space, March 22, 2016

Catch a record lionfish, March 14, 2016

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches, March 8, 2016

Don’t cut the line! Reel. Remove. Release, March 2, 2016

Nesting sea turtles, flashing cell phone photos a bad mix, February 29, 2016

Statewide manatee count consistent with previous survey, February 25, 2016



Become a Fish and Wildlife Citizen Scientist
Help expand our knowledge of what is happening with Florida's fish and wildlife by getting involved as a citizen scientist. There are plenty of opportunities to help out and you are not required to be a biologist or have special training.

The information you provide is valuable, giving our staff an enhanced, up-to-date picture of the status of Florida's fish and wildlife and it can also be fun and educational for you. Find out where to report sightings of coastal species such as right whales or mink, or how to participate in surveys, by viewing the Sightings, Surveys and Hotlines links on the citizen scientist page.

FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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