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Aerial Surveys for Manatees and Dolphins in Western Peninsular Florida (with Notes on Sightings of Sea Turtles and Crocodiles).

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Date Issued:
1981-04
Summary:
West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) and bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) occur in rivers, estuaries, and coastal areas in Florida (Moore 1953a, Layne 1965, Hartman 1974, Irvine and Campbell 1978). Manatees are dispersed during the summer, but concentrate around win-m-water sources or in southwestern Florida in winter. Bottlenose dolphins are usually sighted in coastal and estuarine waters of Florida, and may remain in some areas throughout the year. Seasonal changes in local distribution and abundance have only been documented in a few areas for manatees or dolphins. The distribution of manatees and dolphins in various habitat types and salinities in Florida also is unclear.
Title: Aerial Surveys for Manatees and Dolphins in Western Peninsular Florida (with Notes on Sightings of Sea Turtles and Crocodiles).
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Name(s): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Office of Biological Services
Irvine, A. Blair
Caffin, John E.
Kochman, Howard I.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981-04
Publisher: United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 21 pages, illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) and bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) occur in rivers, estuaries, and coastal areas in Florida (Moore 1953a, Layne 1965, Hartman 1974, Irvine and Campbell 1978). Manatees are dispersed during the summer, but concentrate around win-m-water sources or in southwestern Florida in winter. Bottlenose dolphins are usually sighted in coastal and estuarine waters of Florida, and may remain in some areas throughout the year. Seasonal changes in local distribution and abundance have only been documented in a few areas for manatees or dolphins. The distribution of manatees and dolphins in various habitat types and salinities in Florida also is unclear.
Identifier: FI07053157 (IID), 1047483 (digitool), fiu:25417 (fedora), AAC5265QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Aquatic animals -- Florida.
Manatees
Bottlenose dolphin
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI07053157.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI07053157.jpg
Owner Institution: FIU