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FWC Snook researcher won conservation award
FWC Snook researcher won conservation award

Crystal River, Florida-- The Wildlife Foundation of Florida honored longtime Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist Ron Taylor with the 2011 Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award at the FWC Commission meeting Thursday, May 3, in Crystal River.

According to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Taylor has studied marine fisheries for the state for 35 years, and he is the lead scientist for Snook research in Florida,  noted worldwide as an authority on the sport fish.

Taylor’s research has led to many discoveries about Snook including the fact they they are born as males and some later become females. He considers that discovery his greatest professional achievement.

Taylor continues to study Snook today. His most recent work in rivers and on offshore reefs has provided valuable insight into the life history of Snook species other than the popular common Snook. Taylor’s research also has helped identify a new species of the fish in Florida: large-scale fat Snook.

For more information on Ron Taylor and the award he received, click here.