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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.


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.


Stone Crab Catch Data
This summary highlights fishery-independent sampling program catch data collected at eight sampling locations.


Black Bear Research

Read summaries from the Florida black bear abundance study.


Index Nesting Beach Survey Totals (1989-2015)
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.


Looking out for Deadly Disease Outbreaks
Biologists conducted a project to monitor Florida’s bats and amphibians for signs of deadly disease outbreaks or the pathogens that cause them.



FWC Facts:
Blue crabs have specially modified back legs, called swimmerets, which rotate at 20-40 revolutions per minute, allowing the crab to quickly swim through the water.

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