The results of the model selection procedures indicated that the best model to estimate annual adult-survival probabilities for Atlantic coast manatees
was one in which survival and sighting probabilities both varied over time ([[Phi].sub.t] [p.sub.t]).
Veterinarians use life jackets and pool noodles to keep manatees
afloat so they can breathe at the surface of the rehab pools.
Snooty, the world's oldest manatee
, died in what is being viewed as a "heartbreaking accident" Sunday at the age of 69 at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida.
Reclassification gives us the opportunity to develop science-based management strategies that will effectively and measurably protect manatees
, while allowing people the responsible (and enjoyable!) use of Florida's waterways.
As we slip into Three Sisters Spring wearing snorkels, the manatees
swim over for a face-to-face greeting.
I saw tourists who rented their own boats and just jumped into the water, letting kids splash around and probably scaring any manatees
they managed to find.
The largest manatees
can grow to be 12 feet long and 3,500 pounds, yet--and this also tends to impress people--they are utterly harmless and even defenseless.
Years later, I had the opportunity to further my dream of experiencing this magical, close association when we traveled to Crystal River, Florida, to swim with wild manatees
. I stood on the tour boat just before we got into the water looking down at the manatees
swimming up to meet us.
, also known as sea cows, are vegetarian giants that average nearly 10 feet long and 2,200 pounds and live near the shore and in coastal waterways around much of Florida.
In 2012, manatees
began dying along Florida's east coast.
While the scale of the outrage caused by the blunder was not clear, Target was clearly not taking any chances by swiftly updating the color label for its "Manatee
gray" kimono maxi dress.