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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:
The organism that causes red tide in Florida, Karenia brevis, owes its name to a state researcher of harmful algal blooms, Dr. Karen Steidinger.

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