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Biology Professor Receives Tarpon Research Support

06/23/2009

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Jonathan Shenker, associate professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Sportfish Research Institute at Florida Institute of Technology, has received $23,000 from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust to continue his studies on the biology and ecology of juvenile tarpon in the Everglades.

“This will help us to identify critical nursery habitats for the species,” said Shenker. “It will help us meet our goal to ensure that restoring this valuable species in the Everglades includes the maintenance of essential habitats.”

The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust gives regularly to Shenker’s research. The organization, based in South Florida, but with a worldwide presence, supports or collaborates on research projects throughout the Caribbean and Pacific. Its goal is to protect and enhance both species by gaining a better understanding of their biology and ecology.

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