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First ever study of big-city urban alligators

Jacksonville, FL. — University of North Florida researchers have conducted a year long survey of Jacksonville’s urban alligator population.

Over the past year researchers surveyed the alligator population across nine tributaries of the St. Johns River.

This research recently was published in the Scientific Reports Journal.

This study of alligators is the first to be completed in Jacksonville.

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida, was a main contributor to this research project.