FIU: Freshwater flow affects Everglades fish. But how?

FIU: Freshwater flow affects Everglades fish. But how?

FIU: Freshwater flow affects Everglades fish. But how?

Scientists in FIU’s Institute of Water and Environment are examining tarpon and snook communities taking up residence in two Everglades lake systems. One system has high levels of phosphorous and saltwater caused by altered freshwater flow and sea level rise. The other resemble conditions before freshwater was diverted to nearby homes and farms. Using acoustic transmitters and receivers, preliminary findings show the fish are staying upstream where salinity levels are lower. They are using the resources within that system and possibly adapting to conditions.

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