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FWC moves forward with creation of a Gulf Reef Fish Data Reporting System

April 16, 2014 

Final public hearing to be held at June meeting in Ft. Myers. 

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

March 13, 2014 

Ideal condions will exist March 16-30. 

Biologists hope for another busy sea turtle nesting season

March 03, 2014 

More sea turtles nest on Florida’s sandy beaches than on any other U.S. coastline. 

Cold weather aids 2014 manatee count

February 06, 2014 

Preliminary total: 4,831 manatees counted by 20 oberservers from 9 organizations. 

FWC, partners release dozens of sea turtles rescued from cold in NW Fla. waters

January 14, 2014 

Approximately 50 were returned to the Gulf off Cape San Blas. 

FWC busy responding to manatee deaths

January 07, 2014 

Preliminary count of documented manatee deaths was 829 for 2013. 

Green sea turtles nest at unprecedented pace in Florida this year

October 30, 2013 

More than 25,000 documented on 26 index beaches. 

Have an encounter with Florida fish, wildlife at MarineQuest 2013

October 11, 2013 

Saturday, Oct. 19 at FWRI, St. Petersburg 

Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

September 18, 2013 

Last day to harvest is Sept. 24. 

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute to host 19th annual MarineQuest open house

September 18, 2013 

Saturday, Oct. 19 in St. Petersburg. 

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