Guess the Reds Contest Winner

Young girl at fish tank with small fish
Sierra Knight-Gray tries to guess how many hatchery-reared red drum fingerlings are in
the aquarium.

At FWRI’s Stock Enhancement Research exhibit, visitors got to “Guess the Reds” for a chance to win a free 2018 MarineQuest t-shirt or kids Rod & Reel combo. Hatchery scientists stocked a 37-gallon aquarium with hundreds of baby redfish in effort to teach folks about the fish rearing process and how stock enhancement plays a role in managing Florida’s fisheries.

The winner of this years "Guess the Red's" contest was Melody Ripley from Orlando, Florida. Melody guessed that there were 700 juvenile redfish in the aquarium and is the winner of the FREE Marine Quest 2018 T-shirt! Her name was randomly selected from a group of three that guessed the same number.

There were exactly 699 redfish in the aquarium. Out of 540 entries, no one guessed the “magic” number, but there were several very close counts.

FWC Facts:
The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s intern program gives college students and postgraduates hands-on experience in fish and wildlife sciences and related fields.

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