Palm Coast Observer Article: Whitney Laboratory releases 100,000 juvenile redfish into local waters
Published: Friday, February 18, 2022
On Feb. 9, after months of preparation, Whitney Laboratory, with the help of volunteers and local boat captains, released over 100,000 juvenile redfish in waters within a 15-mile radius of the facility.
The redfish were spawned in October, raised under controlled conditions and screened for diseases. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission granted the release permit.
Whitney Laboratory staff and volunteers hauled five-gallon buckets of the juvenile redfish from the facility’s 18,000-gallon flow-through tanks to the docks where about 15 boats were waiting to take them to protected areas within the designated boundary.
Palm Coast Observer Article:
Whitney Laboratory releases 100,000 juvenile redfish into local waters
Photo: Palm Coast Observer, Brent Woronoff