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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.
Englund, Carolyn
Quintana-Rizzo, Ester
Keywords: manatees
marine mammals
aerial surveys
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/3097
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