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There are millions of acres of lakes, rivers and canals and over 1.2 million registered fresh water anglers in the state! FWC biologists work hard to study, protect, and conserve Florida's fresh water resources.





FWC Facts:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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