Top Ten Captians in USA Tarpon Genetics Recapture Study 2010
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Top Ten Capt. in 2010
...Number Samples Capt. Name
Number Samples Name
1. 157 Jon Mallory
2. 148 Mark Bennett
3. 101 Paul D'Antoni
4. 100 Carl Ball
5. 94 Ed Walker
6. 93 Gary Maconi
7. 91 Skip Nielsen
8. 78 Jeff Malone
9. 76 Francisco(POCHY) Rosario
10. 73 Robert McCue
Thanks again for your support and incredible sampling efforts for the tarpon DNA research study at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory. We can't wait to get the recapture information from 2010, as the total number of submitted DNA samples broke 3,000. We hope to see some new movement patterns or longer times at large between recaptured tarpon, but we have a lot of work to do between now and then with DNA extractions and sequencing. This should be completed by April. At that time, we will put out a press release in hopes that some of the media will take the ball and run with it!
We had some glitches with our computers and back up files this fall in addition to a vacant position in the genetics lab from late July until Dec., so angler names and sample totals will be mailed as a supplement to our newsletter some time in Feb. We anticipate the newsletter (paper this year) will be mailed at the end of the month. The even better news is we are caught up "enough" with data entry to do the supplemental mailing, announce our winners, do the raffle, and our new person has been hired and will be full time tarpon genetics!!!!! What a great start to the new year. Finally, be prepared as people from Mote Marine Lab will be contacting you by phone within the next week or so for shirt sizes.
Way to go, team ~ yes, you are part of the tarpon team. This project is 100% dependent on people like you and we are most grateful for your help. May you be just as productive (or more) and tarpon plentiful in 2011.
Happy New Year!
Kathy Guindon and the Tarpon Genetics Team
Assistant Research Scientist
FWC - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 8th Ave. SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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