Latest West Indian Manatee Stories
An article recently published in the Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 94 Issue 6 focuses on the struggling Florida manatee population and analyzes the factors pertaining to their decline.
Scientists unexpectedly stumbled across data that could change the view of climate during the Eocene Epoch, some 50 million years ago.
Two Belize populations offer opportunity in a desert of genetic diversity.
The BP oil spill is becoming a threat to the manatee population as it creeps closer to the Crystal River.
Only in recent years have scientists figured out that the secretive Amazonian manatee migrates from shallow to deeper waters.
Officials in Dennis, Mass., said a Florida manatee has been spotted at Sesuit Harbor for the second consecutive year. Harbor Master Terry Clen said he learned Saturday that a male manatee was seen in the same harbor that was visited by a manatee last year, the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times reported Monday. Clen said the manatee last year, dubbed Dennis the Manatee by residents, died during a rescue attempt Oct.
By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jun. 16--Florida's wildlife managers are contemplating a fresh approach to the difficult business of deciding whether the West Indian manatee and dozens of other critters are endangered or threatened: Let somebody else do it -- namely, the federal government.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers are known to head south to vacation, but at least one Floridian had an urge to come north to see the big city. Marine preservationists said a manatee had swam up the Hudson River past Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and then 100 miles upstate.
Manatee deaths jumped by a third in January compared with the same month last year, but exactly what killed half the animals remains unknown, state wildlife officials said.
The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...
The West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus, is the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia. It is found along the coastal waters of the West Indies, generally in shallow areas. However, it is known to withstand large changes in water salinity, and so have also been found in shallow rivers and estuaries. These animals are limited to the tropics and subtropics due to an extremely low metabolic rate and lack of thick insulating body fat. Although in the summer they can be...
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