Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Bonefish

Learn about bonefish genetic research.



Bonefish Recruitment Dynamics and Genetic Population Structure Study

This study focuses on genetic connectivity between local bonefish (Albula vulpes) populations and identifying potential sources of new fish to local fisheries.

How You Can Help

Researchers are looking for volunteer anglers to help collect bonefish fin clips in Florida and across the Caribbean!

Fieldwork

Researchers travel to the Bahamas to conduct collaborative fieldwork for the Bonefish Recruitment Dynamics and Genetic Population Structure Study.

Photos from the Field

View photos of bonefish fieldwork.


FWC Facts:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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