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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.


Snook Anglers Asked to Help with Research

Scientists with the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute collect valuable biological data from anglers for studies of the common snook, Centropomus undecimalis.


Why Document Nesting Beaches?

These sightings help biologists identify nesting beaches around the state.



FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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