Manatee Research

Dr. Beth Brady

Dr. Beth Brady

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Beth was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and initially went to school to be a registered nurse. After a few years of nursing she realized her true passion was marine biology and went back to school to continue her education. Dr. Brady has studied manatees for over thirteen years and her research focus is on acoustic communication in manatees. Her interests include vocal anatomy, conspecific recognition, behavior as well as anthropogenic influences on communication.


B.S. Kutztown University
M.S. Nova Southeastern University
PhD. Florida Atlantic University


Baotic, A, Brady, B., Ramos, E. and Stoeger, A. (2022) Elephants and Sirenians: A Comparative Review across Related Taxa in Regard to Learned Behavior. Comparative Cognition and Behavior Reviews. 17: 89-108.

Rycyk, A., Factheu, C., Ramos, E. Brady, B., Kikuchi et al. (2021) First characterization of vocalizations and passive acoustic monitoring of the vulnerable African manatee. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 150(4):3028.

Brady, B., J.Moore, and K. Love (2021) Behavior related vocalizations of the Florida manatee.Brady, B, Hedwig, D.,Trygonis, V.,Gerstein, E. (2020). "Classification of Florida manatee vocalizations (Trichechus manatus latirostris)" Journal of the Acoustical Society of America: 147(3). 1597-1606.

Ramos, E., Maust-Mohl, M., Collum, K., Brady, B., Gerstein, E., Magnasco, M., Reiss, D. (2020) "The Antillean manatee produces broadband vocalizations with ultrasonic frequencies". Journal of the Acoustical Society of America: 147: EL80-EL86.