Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Photo-ID

Manatee Photo-identification Program

By photographing manatees with distinct features researchers are able to track individual manatees over time and examine life history traits of the population.



FWC Manatee Photo-identification Program

By photographing manatees with distinct features researchers are able to track individual manatees over time and examine life history traits of the population.

Field Work Inspires Manatee Photo-identification Interns

Interested in manatee research? Join the manatee photo-identification team and study manatees in their natural habitat.

Gallery

View photos of manatees taken as part of FWRI's photo-identification program.



FWC Facts:
Manatees feed for 6 to 8 hours daily, consuming about 4 to 9 percent of their body weight in wet vegetation, such as seagrass and other aquatic plants.

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