Posted by: stiltsville | November 24, 2009

DNA tracks Florida Tarpon

Tacking Tarpon DNA sample

Since the summer of 2005, scientists from the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory have been using DNA “fingerprints” to track the movements and habits of tarpon in the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. The success of the research project depends on the voluntary participation of Florida anglers. FWRI scientists will provide interested anglers with DNA sampling kits to collect samples from the fish they catch. Contact the FWRI Outreach Coordination Office at 727-896-8626

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