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The Endangered Fish of Florida

 

To begin: what is a Fish?

A fish is an aquatic vertebrate (has a backbone)

that is cold blooded, has fins, breathes through gills

and may be covered with scales.


 

It is said that Florida is the Fishing Capital

of the world and boats are king here.

One look at any map would explain why.

 

Florida has 1350 miles of shoreline and is

laced with endless lakes, streams and ponds,

as well as an Ocean and Gulf on the Coasts,

each with their own dedicated group of fans.

 

A 2006 five year no fishing ban for an area just west of

 the Keys to protect Florida's Fish has the sides divided:

New Marine Reserve

 

Florida's Fish are in two groups, Freshwater and Saltwater.

Florida's Freshwater Fish:

FFWCC

Florida's Endangered and Threatened Fish

 

Florida's Threatened or Endangered Fish:

Florida's Threatened Fish

 

Some of Florida's Fish in Trouble:

Gulf Sturgeon - Threatened

Okaloosa Darter - Endangered

Shortnosed Sturgeon - Endangered

Smalltooth Sawfish - Endangered

 

The Florida State Saltwater Fish is the Sailfish and

the Freshwater Fish is the Largemouth Bass.

 

Learn more about Florida official everything here:

St. John's River Online

 


Places to learn more:

 

Defenders of Wildlife

Smalltooth Sawfish

 

Earth Justice

Critical Habitat Proposed

 

FFWS

Facts about Gulf Sturgeon

 

Florida Museum of Natural History

Fish in the News

New Marine Reserve

Smalltooth Sawfish

 

Lab Spaces

Endangered Sawfish

 

Live Science

Save This Ugly Fish

 

Mote Marine Laboratory

News Update for Sawfish

 

National Geographic

Attacks Over for Now

Giant Jumping Sturgeon

Jumping Sturgeon

 

NOAA

Smalltooth Sawfish

 

Ocean Conservancy

Smalltooth Sawfish

 

Science Daily

Endangered Billfish

Endangered Sawfish

Sharks Face Extinction

Sharks in Peril

 

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Decline in Florida's Reef Fish

 

USFWS

Sturgeon

 

USGS

Sturgeon

 


 

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