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The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation / Edition 1

The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation / Edition 1

by Roger L. Reep, Robert K. Bonde


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The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation / Edition 1

"A must-read for anyone with an interest in the conservation of this important species."—Jim Valade, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Manatee Recovery Activities

"Reep and Bonde, each with more than 20 years of experience researching the manatee, have produced an introduction to these secretive animals for the general reader. Covering all aspects of manatee biology, they delve into both the scientific literature and the anecdotes of fellow manatee researchers to create an entertaining and comprehensive primer on manatee biology. ?. . . Highly recommended."—Booklist

Much of what we know about manatee biology and behavior has been learned in the years after they were first declared an endangered species in 1967. Roger Reep and Robert Bonde have been at the forefront of manatee research for more than two decades. The Florida Manatee offers an engaging, accessible introduction to everything manatee, including communication, diet, long-distance migration, and much more.

Publication of the hardcover edition birthed a slew of national newspaper stories on manatee intelligence appearing in publications ranging from the New York Times to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as well as dailies throughout Florida. The Florida Manatee is perfect for anyone seeking the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on this fascinating marine mammal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813029498
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 05/28/2006
Edition description: First
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,157,977
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xiii

Florida Manatee Traits xv

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

Notes 155

Bibliography 161

Index 179

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Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#Save the mantees super cool book but not for kids (in reading level. This book is totally appropiate.) Just read it!