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Manatee population rising in some regions, likely stalled or declining in others
...ate agencies photograph individual manatees. Many manatees
can be uniquely identified by their scar patterns, and this identification provides the information to estimate survival rate in a statistically sound manner. The estimated annual adult survival rates over the last decade were 95.6 percent in the No...
Historical coral reef declines featured in this week's Science
...ournal Science. The hunting of big turtles, fish, manatees
and crocodiles began a process of reef decline exacerbated in the modern era by continued overfishing and global warming. Coral reef research evolved after the invention of SCUBA, only about 50 years ago. But humans have fished highly productive an...
How a little bit of cold can kill a big manatee, and what it might mean for the species
...nimize the effects of power plant shutdowns on the manatees
who have grown to depend on the warm water they re...ase. During cold spells, sick, sometimes emaciated manatees
at times wash up along the coast of Florida afflicted with a puzzling combination of skin sores and ...
How to make boaters slow down for manatees
...standing of boaters' beliefs and attitudes towards manatees
can shed light on their boating behaviors and can ...of boaters follow speed limits mandated to protect manatees
from boat collisions. To figure out how to encourage more boaters to follow speed limits, Flamm and...
Seeking the cause of a mysterious whale disease
...ays Dr. Bossart, who is also studying a disease in manatees
related to the virus that causes human cervical cancer. The workshop will be held in the HARBOR BRANCH necropsy lab--the only one of its kind on the east coast of Florida. The facility is the marine mammal version of a human autopsy lab, but includes...
Smaller households fuel global housing boom and threaten biodiversity, study finds
...e the county a biodiversity hotspot - a refuge for manatees
and a variety of other endangered and threatened animals and plants. ''We all depend on open space and wild places, not just for peace of mind but for vital services such as crop pollination, water purification and climate stabilization that are key ...
Study of manatee virus could help fight human cervical cancer
... HARBOR BRANCH scientist who discovered a virus in manatees
similar to the one that causes cervical cancer in ...s carry out this week will eventually benefit both manatees
and humans. Dr. Greg Bossart, Director of Marine Mammal Research and Conservation at HARBOR BRA...
Young Amazonian manatee returned to wild
...s involving the medical care and rehabilitation of manatees
that have been established in Guyana, Brazil, Trin...t had never cared for a manatee prior to the young manatees
arrival. In addition to the injuries from the net, Airuwe was dehydrated and malnourished, basi...
Gondwana split sorts out mammalian evolution
... groups are: (1) Afrotheria [elephants, hyraxes, manatees
and dugongs, aardvarks, golden moles, tenrecs, and elephant shrews], (2) Xenartha [armadillos, anteaters, and sloths], (3) Laurasiatheria [carnivores (e.g., bears, cats, dogs), pangolins, whales and dolphins, even-toed ungulates (e.g., hippos, cows...
Harbor Branch scientist aids in Mexico manatee rescue effort
FORT PIERCE, FL., Sept. 10, 2001 Four manatees
that were in danger of starving in their native Me...avel to Jonuta in Tabasco where the four Antillean manatees
were trapped in an area without an adequate food supply. Dr. Bossart, accompanied by Mark Trimm of t...
Cover story in Science reveals historical overkill of marine Megafauna triggered current ocean crises
...tle and other seagrass grazers such as dugongs and manatees
has contributed to outbreaks of disease and die-offs in seagrasses. This has undermined the habitats ability to serve as a food source, breeding and nursery ground, erosion protector and more. * Many scientists have long suspected that overfishing ha...
Saving Florida's gentle giants
Florida's giant manatees
are curiously gentle sea creatures - whiskered, sl...first saw them in the New World in 1493. But while manatees
have no natural enemies, their population is dwindling (total today is just over 2,000). Some of the...
Manatees saved by ONR-supported technology
...ic Institution. The system saved the lives of five manatees
during its installation and early testing at the P...s system will reduce risk, injury and mortality of manatees
and enhance the Port's manatee protection efforts. The Manatee Protection System contains a total of...
Manatees are hard of hearing
...t could be attached to boat motorsin order to warn manatees
Genetic Uniqueness Threatens Florida Manatee's Future
GAINESVILLE -- As Florida manatees
lumber into warmer waters this month fortheir wint...extinction. Genetic testing and DNA comparisons of manatees
from eight regions alongthe Western Atlantic have revealed that the animals living in Floridawaters ...
USGS Scientists Learn Lessons From Captive Released Manatees
...Manatee Interagency/Oceanaria Working Group on how manatees
fare in thewild after having been held for a long ... was 284miles from his release site." Almost 300 manatees
have been radio-tracked along Florida's coast in the past 20years. Mo is the first manatee document...