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About Specimen Collections

Learn about the history of Specimen Information Services (SIS) at FWRI and the importance of natural history collections.



The Importance of Natural History Collections

Specimen collections, an invaluable resource to researchers, document the presence of a particular species in place and time.

History of the Collections at FWRI

Beginning in 1955, FWRI has maintained specimens collected in scientific studies.

Specimen Information Services (SIS)

SIS staff members manage and maintain research and reference collections of preserved biological specimens and associated ecological databases.



FWC Facts:
The Marine Fisheries Stock Enhancement program breeds and rears game fish and mollusks for release into marine waters and evaluates the use of hatchery-reared animals.

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