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Partners in Manatee Health Research

Read about manatee research programs involving the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and other marine organizations and research facilities.


Florida Manatee Oceanaria Reimbursement Assistance Program
The Florida Manatee Oceanaria Reimbursement Assistance Program provides funds for permitted facilities that rescue, rehabilitate and release and monitor Florida manatees.

Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership
The Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) is a cooperative group of non-profit, private, state, and federal entities dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, release, and post-release monitoring of manatees. FWRI’s manatee program is a member of the MRP. http://manateerescue.org

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Grants Program Limited Request for Proposals
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) is seeking grant applications for Fixed Capital Outlay projects that will enhance and expand the network of acute care and holding facilities within the state of Florida to treat sick and injured manatees.