How to report a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters.

If you catch a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters, please report it to:

FWC-Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
Phone: (727) 896-8626

c/o Kelly Gestring
FWC-Habitat and Species Conservation
801 NW 40 Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 391-6409

An 8-foot ancient sea-monster? Not really. It is an oarfish, Regalecus glesne, caught by Bob and Bernice Gant, Dennis Boires, and Annette Peterson in Wiggins Pass, Collier County.

A snake?  An eel?  The swamp eel Monopterus albus is actually a fish.

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FWC Facts:
After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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