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24th Annual MarineQuest Set for October


The public is invited to learn about Florida's fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 20th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI's headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg (100 Eighth Ave. SE). MarineQuest is a free, family-friendly event. Held in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Science Festival, MarineQuest offers fun for all ages. Attendees will get a first-hand look inside FWRI's laboratories, peer through microscopes, examine manatee bones and participate in hands-on activities.

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Social Media Corner


New on YouTube:

Atlantic red snapper season is an important event for recreational angling in Florida, and the data anglers provide our staff is crucial for the management of this beautiful - and delicious - fish. 


 New on Flickr:

FWRI scientists work with NOAA, DEP and others to rescue corals from a devastating disease affecting corals in Florida. Researchers will collect corals near Key West and transport them to research facilities around the country for preservation and research until this disease passes.


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The lasting symbol of the Florida Keys, queen conchs are slow moving but long lived marine snails. This image of a queen conch is the first in a series of conch anatomy and interesting facts.