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
- 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
A Whole Lot of Detections
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.
- The FACT Network has our first steering committee!
- Joy Young, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/ The FACT Network, Chair
- Beth Bowers, Florida Atlantic University Doctoral Candidate, Vice Chair
- Robert Ellis, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Naomi Tress, Ocean Tracking Network
- Chris Kalinowsky, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- Got acoustic telemetry data analysis or R questions? Check out Ocean Tracking Network’s Data Study Hall on Thursdays at 1pm eastern! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a participation link!