Program Projects and Research
The Fish and Wildlife Health program monitors the health of
organisms in Florida's marine and estuarine waters as bioindicators
of environmental stress, to facilitate information transfer, to
develop diagnostic support related to aquatic disease and mortality
events in the Gulf of Mexico, and to develop health guidelines for
Reports of discolored and diseased shrimp in the northern Indian
River Lagoon in 2005 pointed researchers to the source of
Learn about the parasites commonly found in the muscle of fish.
This is a survey for fish health in Florida waters. If you would
like to comment on fish health, fish kills, or any fish health
concerns you may have about salt water fish, please fill out our
A project to study blue crab health in Tampa Bay from August 2006 through August 2007.