Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Water Quality and Contaminants

FWRI staff monitor changes in water quality and levels of contaminants, including mercury in fish, in Florida's fresh waters.



Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Florida Freshwater Bodies: A Photo Set on Flickr

History of Fish Mercury Testing in Florida

Since 1983, the FWC has actively investigated the occurrence of mercury in Florida's freshwater and marine environments.



FWC Facts:
American shad are anadromous, which means they live in salt water but spawn in fresh water.

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