Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Partners in Manatee Health Research

Read about manatee research programs involving the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and other marine organizations and research facilities.



Florida Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Reimbursement Program

The Florida Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Reimbursement Program provides funds for permitted facilities that rescue, rehabilitate and release and monitor Florida manatees.


FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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