Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Avoidance-Technology

Manatee Avoidance Technology

The Florida Legislature has set aside funds to identify technological solutions for reducing collisions between boats and manatees.



Third Round of Manatee Avoidance Technology Grants Awarded - 2007

Funding selections have been made for new research project proposals that seek technological solutions to reduce collisions between manatees and watercraft.

Second Round of Manatee Avoidance Technology Grants Awarded - 2004

Funding selections have been made for new research project proposals that seek technological solutions to reduce collisions between manatees and watercraft.

First Round of Manatee Avoidance Technology Grants Awarded - 2001

The grants will be used to aid in the development of technology designed to reduce the number of manatees hit by boats.



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