Key deer with radio collar Institute of Renewable Natural Resources photo.
Key deer does fitted with radio collars will be monitored to find out if they or their newborn deer may be affected by screwworm flies while giving birth in the spring.

Monitoring study tracks Key deer involved in outbreak

Texas A&M institute helping find key to preserving endangered Florida deer in midst of screwworm outbreak.

For the past several months, a Texas A&M University System institute has been actively involved in efforts to quash a screwworm outbreak in Florida that has jeopardized an already endangered species, according to Dr. Roel Lopez, director of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.

“While there had been no screwworm outbreaks in the U.S. for the past 30 years, one began last July on Big Pine Key, which affected the Key deer population,” said Lopez, co-principal inv

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