Tarpon Genetics


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The Tarpon Genetics Recapture Study uses the analysis of tarpon DNA to establish a DNA "fingerprint" of tarpon in Florida. DNA samples are collected and submitted by volunteers eager to protect the silver kings through better understanding of tarpon biology. Learn about the purpose, mechanics, and early results of this study and how you can play an active and vital role in this research.

DNA Data for Biologists, Points for Anglers

The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series awards bonus points to anglers for assisting the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study

The Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study is for Everyone

Tarpon anglers are invited to assist researchers by safely and harmlessly removing, storing, and delivering samples of skin cells of captured tarpon.

2011 Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study Newsletter and Library

The current newsletter and archive of past newsletters issued by the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study.

Tarpon DNA Sample Kit Distribution and Collection Locations

Need to drop off a tarpon DNA sample or pick up a new kit? Find a participating bait and tackle shop, marina or other fishing related business on our drop spot locater list and maps?


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