Fishing gear makers are trying to keep the tide at bay by offering their customers discounted gear.
But it’s not just fish who are demanding more gear.
“There are all kinds of fish and birds who are calling, and people are responding,” said Chris Pimentel, the president of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Pimentels team has been collecting data from people and organizations to see how fish are responding to the fish call.
Some of the things they have found: Birds are calling more frequently than ever before, especially during breeding season.
The birds are also showing up in a lot more places, like lakes and ponds.
Fish are responding.
Birds have also found ways to find each other, said Pimentell, who has worked in Florida for over 20 years.
“We have some very good examples of that,” he said.
And he said the birds are using the calls as an indicator of where to go to find food.
The fish are calling to know where they should go to fish.
But what are the birds actually doing?
“There’s no way to know that,” said Piments team.
“What we know is that they are looking for fish.”