Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Scientific Publications

The Research Information Center is a repository of historical research data and books, journal subscriptions, reprints, and slides on biological systems. Center staff members obtain information from a variety of sources and supply that information to scientists, managers, and the public. Staff members also work to enhance our collection so that useful and current information is accessible to those who need it.



New Publications

These recent publications are new to our collections.

Research Information Center

The public can explore reference materials by visiting this research library or searching the Publications List online.

FWC Digital Library

Since the Florida State Board of Conservation's first publication in 1948, scientists at FWRI have published more than 1000 works and numerous research reports over the years.

Technical Reports

The FWRI Technical Reports series is produced in-house by the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises

The Hourglass Cruises were conducted by the Marine Research Laboratory of the Florida Board of Conservation and represent one of the few major systematic biological sampling programs undertaken on the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico.



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After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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