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Staff scientist Dr. Nate Brennan measures snook before their release, while intern Stacy Trackenberg records the data.

Mote research on snook benefits the fish, the environment and the economy

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

Staff scientist Dr. Nate Brennan measures snook before their release, while intern Stacy Trackenberg records the data.

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The snook are scanned before they're released, to be sure Mote scientists will be able to record data once they're in the water.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

The snook are scanned before they're released, to be sure Mote scientists will be able to record data once they're in the water.

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Dr. Ryan Schloesser handles the fish before they go to Phillippi Creek.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

Dr. Ryan Schloesser handles the fish before they go to Phillippi Creek.

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The sensors stand in the vegetation around Phillippi Creek, ready to record data about the snook and send it back to Mote scientists.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

The sensors stand in the vegetation around Phillippi Creek, ready to record data about the snook and send it back to Mote scientists.

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Residents in the area of Phillippi Creek are interested to see the fish released; they watch as Brennan measures the oxygen content of the creek.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

Residents in the area of Phillippi Creek are interested to see the fish released; they watch as Brennan measures the oxygen content of the creek.

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Children who live in the area get a peek at the snook before they are released.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

Children who live in the area get a peek at the snook before they are released.

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The children follow scientists out on the side of the creek, eager for a front row seat to the release.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

The children follow scientists out on the side of the creek, eager for a front row seat to the release.

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Mote senior biologist Tom Waldrop lets the snook go in their new home.

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017 |

Mote senior biologist Tom Waldrop lets the snook go in their new home.

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