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FWC presents renovated offshore vessel to public

December 13, 2010 

The FWC hosted an open house Dec. 10 at the Carrabelle City Marina for guests to see the newly renovated Gulf Sentry, an 85-foot, aluminum vessel.  

Cold weather in early 2010 took toll on manatees

December 10, 2010 

From the beginning of the year through Dec. 5, biologists with the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented 699 manatee carcasses in state waters.  

FWC wants public's input about more daylight alligator hunting

December 09, 2010 

The FWC wants to know what Floridians think about providing more daylight-hunting hours to alligator hunters.  

Cold weather may lead to fish kills

December 09, 2010 

As temperatures drop in Florida, the number of cold-related fish kills is likely to increase.  

Manatees on the move, boaters cautioned to keep sharp lookout

December 07, 2010 

With the onset of colder weather, large numbers of manatees in Lee County are congregating in warm-water refuges to protect themselves from falling water temperatures. 

Concentrations of manatees increase as temperatures drop

December 07, 2010 

Recent cold weather means high numbers of manatees may be concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants, rivers and springs throughout the state. 

Medard Reservoir restocking under way

December 06, 2010 

Repairs to the dam at Edward Medard Reservoir in Plant City are complete, and the water level is rising.  

FWC plays it cool on snook protection

December 06, 2010 

Snook have been strictly regulated in Florida for more than 50 years. 

Hydrilla — the 9-headed marsh serpent

December 03, 2010 

In classic Greek mythology, the Hydra was a marsh serpent that had nine heads to start with, but each time one was cut off, two more grew back until Hercules slew it.  

For Rodney Barreto, leadership is familiar role

December 03, 2010 

The fact that his fellow commissioners elected Rodney Barreto as chairman of the FWC for an unprecedented seventh time should not be considered a great surprise. 

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