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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:
Manatees can travel up to 50 miles in a day. They generally swim slowly but have been clocked at speeds of up to 15 mph for short bursts.

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