Join us for a dive in the crystal clear waters of Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest. Our freshwater fisheries researchers conducted striped bass counts last week, and thousands of stripers have moved into this beautiful spring to escape the summer heat and seek cool refuge. The FWC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have stocked hatchery-raised striped bass in the St. Johns River since 1972, and visual counts are conducted each year to gauge the survival of stocked fish. To learn more about our striped bass research, visit: http://bit.ly/1QTXNyZ Note: The area seen in this video is off limits to the public, mainly to protect the fish which are under stress from their confinement. Anyone who crosses the barrier into this area of Silver Glen Springs will be asked to leave the park and not return.