Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Projects

Freshwater Projects

FWC biologists conduct studies on a variety of fish species and systems. This set of articles focuses on many of the projects currently conducted in Florida's fresh waters.



Water Quality and Contaminants

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

Long-term Monitoring

Learn how biologists conduct freshwater surveys and use these data for ongoing studies and long-term monitoring of freshwater communities.

Minimum Flows and Levels

Biologists are studying how freshwater fish community dynamics may be affected by varying water flows and levels.


FWC Facts:
Pyrodinium bahamense, an HAB organism that blooms each summer in Tampa Bay and Indian River Lagoon, chemically lights up to glow in the dark. This is called bioluminescence.

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