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Status of the Osprey in Everglades National Park: Report M-679.

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Date Issued:
1982-08
Summary:
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) populations in various parts of North America decreased during the 1950's and 1960's, primarily because of pesticide contamination, with eastern populations being most affected. The Florida population, considered to be non-migratory, contained low levels of pesticide contaminants. The major cause of localized population decreases that have taken place in the state has been destruction of habitat. This study analyzes the nesting population of osprey in southern Florida during the breeding season of 1978-80 and compares findings to that of an earlier study. The authors conclude that a substantial decrease has occurred in the number of ospreys nesting in Florida Bay. The survey area was divided into three regions: Florida Bay, Whitewater Bay and the Gulf Coast.
Title: Status of the Osprey in Everglades National Park: Report M-679.
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Name(s): Bass, Oron L. (Oron Lamar)
Kushlan, James A. (James Anthony), 1947-
South Florida Research Center
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1982-08
Publisher: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 28 pages, illustrations, maps; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) populations in various parts of North America decreased during the 1950's and 1960's, primarily because of pesticide contamination, with eastern populations being most affected. The Florida population, considered to be non-migratory, contained low levels of pesticide contaminants. The major cause of localized population decreases that have taken place in the state has been destruction of habitat. This study analyzes the nesting population of osprey in southern Florida during the breeding season of 1978-80 and compares findings to that of an earlier study. The authors conclude that a substantial decrease has occurred in the number of ospreys nesting in Florida Bay. The survey area was divided into three regions: Florida Bay, Whitewater Bay and the Gulf Coast.
Identifier: 56835419 (oclc), FI00521649 (IID), 994086 (digitool), fiu:1043 (fedora), AAA6870QF
Note(s): Oron L. Bass, Jr. and James A. Kushlan.
Three folded maps in pocket.
Bibliography included, pages 17-18.
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2004. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Subject(s): Osprey -- Florida -- Everglades National Park -- Habitat
Birds -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI00521649.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI00521649.jpg
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)08945446
Is Part of Series: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; M-679.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.