SPRINGS FIELD GUIDE

Know your SPRINGS fish

At the Florida Springs Institute we think the best views at the springs are found underwater. Getting under the surface with a mask and snorkel is like being in a giant, crystal clear aquarium full of a variety of brilliant and amazing creatures. 

These short, 1-2 minute videos were designed to train citizen science volunteers in fish identification for the Florida Springs Institute’s SpringsWatch program. We’ve made them available to everyone in the hopes that you will not only be able to identify the fish you encountered during your last visit to the springs, but also that you’ll be inspired to go back again and again to find all of the life and beauty within Florida’s springs.

Click the photos below to find identification videos and to learn  more about each fish!

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Know your freshwater fish

At the Florida Springs Institute we think the best views at the springs are found underwater. Getting under the surface with a mask and snorkel is like being in a giant, crystal clear aquarium full of a startling variety of brilliant and amazing creatures. 

These short, 1-2 minute videos were designed to train citizen science volunteers in fish identification for the Florida Springs Institute’s SpringsWatch program. We’ve made them available to everyone in the hopes that you will not only be able to identify the fish you encountered during your last visit to the springs, but also that you’ll be inspired to go back again and again to find all of the life and beauty within Florida’s springs.

Click the photos below to find identification videos and to learn  more about each fish!

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Strongylura marina

Notemigonus crysoleucas

Lepomis punctatus

Fundulus seminolis

Trinectus maculatus

Mugil cephalus

Lepomis auritus

Lutjanus griseus

Amia calva

Erimyzon sucetta

Lepomis macrochirus

Morone chrysops x Morone saxatilis

Esox niger

Micropterus salmoides

Lepomis microlophus

Poecilia latipinna

Lepisosteus platyrhincus

Lepisosteus osseus

Minytrema melanops

MORE COMING SOON!

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funding for this project provided by...

Three Rivers Trust, Isaac Szabo Photography, and Jeff Stevens

PROJECT VOLUNTEERS & Contributors

Emily Taylor –  Science Advisor and Project Coordinator
Tessa Skiles – Designer, Site Developer
Eric Flagg – Videography
Houston Wells –  Videography
Isaac Szabo – Photography
Brenda Wells – Education Consultant
Dr. Steven Walsh – Biologist, Advisor
Zak Slagle – Fisheries Biologist, Advisor
 
Additional video footage generously provided by: 
Martha Henwood, David Cobiella, David Schrichte, Brenda Wells, and Mark Long

Thank you!

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