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The Status of the Manatee in the Everglades National Park, with notes on its Natural History.

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Date Issued:
1951-02
Summary:
As long as fifty-five years ago biologists had begun to write with concern (Bangs, 1895: 786) for the survival of the Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris. Impressed by the number killed in the 1940 freeze, Cahn (1940:222) considered the survival of the species to be seriously threatened. Two years later Glover Allen (1942:544) included the Florida manatee in his EXTINCTT AND VANISHING MAMMALS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, and Gordon Gunter (1942:89) wrote: "For years it has been a matter of common knowledge with conservationists and mammalogists that manatees are very uncommon in the United States." Many have shared their concern, and many have looked forward to the recent establishment of the Everglades National Park with the hope that it should provide for the indefinite survival of this interesting creature.It seems fitting, therefore, that this early opportunity to be taken to report on the apparent status of the manatee in this park, and to record such information on its natural history as it at hand. Observations were begun in May, 1949 and continued through April,1950.
Title: The Status of the Manatee in the Everglades National Park, with notes on its Natural History.
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Name(s): Moore,Joseph Curtis
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1951-02
Publisher: American Society of Mammalogists
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 16 pages
Language(s): English
Summary: As long as fifty-five years ago biologists had begun to write with concern (Bangs, 1895: 786) for the survival of the Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris. Impressed by the number killed in the 1940 freeze, Cahn (1940:222) considered the survival of the species to be seriously threatened. Two years later Glover Allen (1942:544) included the Florida manatee in his EXTINCTT AND VANISHING MAMMALS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, and Gordon Gunter (1942:89) wrote: "For years it has been a matter of common knowledge with conservationists and mammalogists that manatees are very uncommon in the United States." Many have shared their concern, and many have looked forward to the recent establishment of the Everglades National Park with the hope that it should provide for the indefinite survival of this interesting creature.It seems fitting, therefore, that this early opportunity to be taken to report on the apparent status of the manatee in this park, and to record such information on its natural history as it at hand. Observations were begun in May, 1949 and continued through April,1950.
Identifier: FI05120710 (IID), 1017594 (digitool), fiu:11716 (fedora), AAB9694QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2006. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2006, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Manatees -- Florida
Manatees -- Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Mammalogy
Mammalogy -- Florida
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
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