Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Labs and People

The HAB group consists of more than 25 researchers and staff from varied backgrounds, each focusing on different areas of interest. Many staff members function across different labs to monitor Florida marine and estuarine waters.


Several distinct groups contribute to monitoring and research of Florida harmful algal blooms. Many team members work in multiple groups and labs.

Current Staff

The HAB group consists of more than 20 researchers, each with varied experience, education and a multitude of interests.

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.

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