Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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The Outreach Coordination Office provides the public, news media, and others with information about FWRI's fish and wildlife research. We ensure that the highly technical information generated by institute scientists is presented in a format that is appropriate to individual requestor's needs.


MarineQuest is the annual open house for the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. This fun, free event will introduce you to Florida's environment and current fish and wildlife research. Come on out and join us for MarineQuest!

Research Spotlight

Journey into the field with our researchers and learn about some of FWRI's current research projects. New articles are posted on a bimonthly basis.

Glossaries of Terms

Sometimes difficult words can make science seem like a foreign language. If you have trouble understanding the meaning of a word, a definition may be available in one of our glossaries. The glossaries are created and maintained by scientists, so the definitions are specific to the scientific subject associated with the glossary.

Surveys and Additional Information

Participate in research at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) by taking one of our online surveys. Learn more about FWRI's science programs and other important information.

FWC Facts:
Manatees are found throughout rivers, springs and shallow coastal waters of Florida and nearby states. They have been seen as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia.

Learn More at AskFWC