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|Title: ||Photo-identification and aerial surveys of Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Manatee County waters. 2005-2006 final report.|
|Authors: ||Reynolds, John E.|
Scolardi, Kerri M.
Trichechus manatus latirostris
Manatee County (Florida)
|Issue Date: ||1-Jul-2006|
|Publisher: ||Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL|
|Series/Report no.: ||Mote Technical Report;No. 1115|
|Abstract: ||This report provides sighting data from one year of aerial surveys of manatees over Manatee County, Florida, waters. It provides a summary of photo-identification efforts conducted at specific inshore and nearshore sites during the 2005-2006 contract year. The research efforts supported by Manatee County have allowed scientists to define high-use areas by manatees within county waters. The surveys have established that manatees are widely dispersed but that certain hot-spots exist. This information is useful to those who wish to guide development activities in a manner that minimizes impacts to manatees. Supplementing the aerial surveys, photo-ID efforts have started to establish a catalog of individuals, including several previously-unknown animals, that occupy Manatee County waters.|
|Description: ||31 p. pdf. Includes bibliographical references, colored maps and tables. CD of report located in back cover of print copy.|
|Appears in Collections:||Mote Technical Reports|
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