Scientists Aim To Protect Tarpon & Snook Before It’s Too Late

Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Where do baby snook and tarpon come from?

A lot of them come from saltwater ponds and old canals on Cape Haze in Englewood, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Those nurseries are critical to sustaining sport fish in the adjacent area knows as the Tarpon Capital of the World — Gasparilla Sound.

FWC is preparing long-term studies that scientists hope will help prevent the collapse of recently discovered sport fish nurseries on Cape Haze. Those nurseries, once remote, are now adjacent to growing subdivisions that were dormant until recently.

LINK (via: Sun Port Charlotte)

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