Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Radiotelemetry and Tracking

Determining animal movements and habitat use are important aspects of the manatee research conducted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Manatee Radiotelemetry at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Attaching tags to manatees, which does not cause harm or discomfort to the animals, allows researchers follow individual animals and learn about manatee movements and habitat usage.

FWC Facts:
Florida's largest estuary, Tampa Bay, covers 440 square miles and has more than 300 species of inshore fish.

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