Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

MarineQuest demonstration of snook feeding ecology


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.

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.

Annual Report
Each year, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute produces a summary of its programs. Read the 2015-2016 Programs Document online or download it as a PDF.

Index Nesting Beach Survey Totals (1989-2016)

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.

Censusing Florida's Gulf Biodiversity

Read an article by Robert Lasley, FWRI's former curator of collections, about biodiversity sampling in the Gulf of Mexico.

FWC Facts:
Seagrasses are the principal food for endangered manatees and green sea turtles, help purify the water, and provide a suitable environment for a wide variety of marine life.

Learn More at AskFWC