Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


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.

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A harmful algal bloom, or HAB, is a high concentration of toxic or nuisance algal species that negatively affects natural resources or people.

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