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FWC, partners see ultimate coral reef-building success

August 27, 2014 

Transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral observed spawning 4 miles offshore of Marathon. 

Limited harvest starts Sept. 1 for snook, a premier Florida fish

August 25, 2014 

Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. 

Public sightings of Florida panthers, bears going strong, helping FWC biologists

August 25, 2014 

Biologists learning more about what areas of Florida provide viable habitat for these species. 

Lionfish-reporting app successful, plus 250 users sporting new lionfish shirts

August 20, 2014 

Lionfish are an invasive species that negatively impact Florida’s reefs and wildlife. 

Black bear curriculum helps kids learn about wildlife

August 15, 2014 

Giving schoolchildren a chance to learn all about Florida black bears is a great way to teach them about wildlife, while sharpening their skills in reading, math, science and problem solving. 

Gulf red snapper recreational fishing workshop slated for St. Pete on Aug. 11

August 05, 2014 

Anglers encouraged to share ideas, discuss potential future approaches to managing the fishery. 

New TrophyCatch website meets ‘I Do’

August 04, 2014 

Redesigned website launched at world's largest tackle trade show. 

Expect changes for hunting zones A, D this fall

August 01, 2014 

Adjustments aimed at coinciding with rut. 

Be a Hero! Help rescue manatees, sea turtles by getting FWC decals

July 31, 2014 

Decals available for $5 donation. 

Amberjack, gray triggerfish reopen Aug.1 in Gulf state waters

July 28, 2014 

State waters extend from shore to 9 nautical miles. 

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Four species of horseshoe crabs exist today. Only one species, Limulus polyphemus, is found in North America, along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Mexico.

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