Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute biologist Kristy Dziemiela performs weekly maintenance on MARVIN, a research platform in the Caloosahatchee River, on Wednesday. The MERHAB Autonomous Research Vessel for In-Situ Sampling allows researchers to monitor water-quality parameters associated with discharges from Lake Okeechobee and the surrounding watershed on a continuous basis, with the information being transmitted back to their offices.

Photo by Jeremy Lyverse, Bonita Daily News

Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute biologist Kristy Dziemiela performs weekly maintenance on MARVIN, a research platform in the Caloosahatchee River, on Wednesday. The MERHAB Autonomous Research Vessel for In-Situ Sampling allows researchers to monitor water-quality parameters associated with discharges from Lake Okeechobee and the surrounding watershed on a continuous basis, with the information being transmitted back to their offices.

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