Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Research Spotlight

Journey into the field with our researchers and learn about some of FWRI's current research projects.

Documenting a Journey

Tracking young sea turtles

Operation Restoration

Rebuilding Florida from the ground up

Right Whale Research and Disentanglement

FWC Researchers study and rescue the North Atlantic Right Whale.

Statewide Wild Turkey Relative Abundance and Distribution Assessment Mapping Application

Researchers created a statewide wild turkey distribution and relative abundance map model - now available online.

Surveying Juvenile Fish Populations in the Florida Keys

FWC researchers in the Florida Keys use several methods to conduct surveys on fish populations. One method is seining, which focuses on the juvenile stage of these fishes lives.

Coastal Wetlands

This spotlight highlights coastal acidification research in Tampa Bay and vegetation monitoring at Clam Bayou.

Side-scan Sonar

Scientists in the fisheries-independent monitoring program use cameras and sonars to survey marine environments.

FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

Learn More at AskFWC