Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation / Edition 1

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Overview

"Roger Reep and Robert Bonde humanize the sometimes difficult to grasp characteristics of manatee biology, their relation to the environment, and the biopolitics that result from the intersection of science and wildlife management. The result is an accessible tale that weaves fact with real-life scenarios to explain what science has learned about this unusual animal - from microorganisms that cause manatee die-offs during red tide blooms to the complexity of long-distance migrations to the curiosities of manatee physiology." Reep and Bonde argue that increasing interaction between man and manatee, most notably through the shared use of waterways, making ongoing scientific research essential if we are to successful coexist with these mysterious, yet remarkable creatures.
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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"This concise, impressive book is the best available on the Florida manatee and is a must-buy for libraries in manatee habitats and highly recommended elsewhere."
The Sandbar
"An insider's look into how science and research has progressed to help people understand and protect one of Florida's most famous mammals... A valuable source of information promoting conservation and research initiatives to a wide audience."
Lakeland Ledger
"A good reference for anyone interested in learning more about manatees or teaching conservation courses."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813029498
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger L. Reep is a neuroscientist and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. He was lead organizer for the First International Manatee and Dugong Research Conference. Robert K. Bonde is a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Sirenia Project.

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Table of Contents

Florida manatee traits
1 Manatees in Florida 1
2 Origins 7
3 The manatee lifestyle 18
4 Endangered! 32
5 How many are there? 44
6 Where do they go? 70
7 Brains 87
8 Perception and behavior 103
9 Rehabilitation and release 123
10 The future 147
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Epic manatees

    #Save the mantees super cool book but not for kids (in reading level. This book is totally appropiate.) Just read it!

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