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FACT Network


The FACT Network is a grassroots collaboration of marine scientists using acoustic telemetry and other technologies to better understand and conserve our region’s important fish and sea turtle species. The FACT Network originated as the Florida Atlantic Coast Telemetry Network but has since grown to include partners from the Bahamas to the Carolinas (and is growing everyday) and is now know simply as the FACT Network.

Where We Work

Coral dots are acoustic receiver deployments registered in the FACT data node from 2007 to the present. The FACT Network overlaps with the ACT _MATOS Network in the United States Mid-Atlantic and the iTAG Network in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our Purpose

  • Expand the Scale and Cost Effectiveness of Behavioral Studies Through Partnerships and Data Sharing
  • Encourage New Projects and Student Involvement with an Inclusive Research Atmosphere
  • Communicate Findings to Policy Makers and the Public to Guide Coastal Management Decisions

FACT By the Numbers

 93 Member Organizations and 283 Members 
94 Species Studied 
5,700+ Animals Tagged
1500+ Tracking Stations
30+ Publications

A Whole Lot of Detections   

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FACT in Action

Watch the below video to see FACT Network members in action tagging Tripletail in the Gulf of Mexico and collecting genetic samples.


  • Important Update! Our next FACT Meeting will be virtual December 14-15, 2021 due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
  • Check out this research update by Munson Foundation Awardee Jonathan Rodemann! Spotted Seatrout in Florida Bay
  • Got acoustic telemetry data analysis or R questions? Check out Ocean Tracking Network’s Data Study Hall on Thursdays at 1 pm eastern! Email for a participation link!
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  • The FACT Network manuscript has been published in Marine and Coastal Fisheries! Check out the publication here and a second publication about collaborative acoustic telemetry networks here.