Movements and Spatial Use Patterns of Radio-tagged West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and Georgia: A Progress Report

Deutsch, Charles J. (1996) Movements and Spatial Use Patterns of Radio-tagged West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and Georgia: A Progress Report. Gainesvilles, FL, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida,

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (5Mb) | Preview

Abstract

The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) is a large, herbivorous aquatic mammal that lives in shallow estuaries, rivers and coastal areas of the New World tropics and subtropics (Lefebvre et at. 1989). The Florida subspecies (T. m. latirostris) occurs at the northern end of the species' range. Their low metabolic rate makes them susceptible to cold stress in winter, hence limiting their northward distribution and affecting their behavior and movements (Irvine 1983). During the warm-season, manatees can be found throughout the coastal areas and freshwater river systems of Florida and Georgia, but in winter most manatees aggregate around warm-water sources, either natural springs or industrial effluents, in central and southern Florida (Hartman 1979). This document discusses various techniques and data sets resulting from aerial surveying and telemetry tracking studies. (94 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Movements and Spatial Use Patterns of Radio-tagged West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) along the Atlantic Coast of Florida and Georgia: A Progress Report
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Deutsch, Charles J.
Date: 1996
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesvilles, FL
Projects: Research Work Order no. 125, Sirenia Project, Florida Caribbean Science Center, National Biological Service
Issuing Agency: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Additional Information: Progress Report submitted to the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit under Research Work Order No. 125.
Uncontrolled Keywords: West Indian Manatees; Trichechus manatus; movements; Florida; Georgia; data sets; telemetry; aerial surveys; tracking
Subjects: Biology
Information Management
Limnology
Item ID: 1066
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2008 23:33
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1066

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...