Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

preparing to lift manatee

Manatee Rescue on March 19, 2009

FWC and Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office staff carry the injured manatee on a stretcher.

Image Credit: FWC

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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