Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Population-Monitoring-Aerial

Population Monitoring

Read about aerial surveys; synoptic surveys, including counts of manatees; and population assessments.



Manatee Synoptic Surveys

The synoptic surveys are winter aerial surveys that cover all of the manatees' wintering habitats in Florida.

Manatee Aerial Surveys

Aerial surveys are conducted to learn about manatee distribution, relative abundance, and use of habitat.


FWC Facts:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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