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Seasonal Patterns of Frequently Observed Manatees in the Harbor Branch Channel Using Photo-Identification Techniques

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Date Issued:
2016
Summary:
The manatee project at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute was established in 2009. Land-based observations and photo-identification techniques have been used over the last seven years. This has allowed observers to recognize specific resident manatees that visit this location season after season. The photographs have been shared with the Manatee Photo- Identification System database and several matches were found, indicating some of the manatees are migrants. This project focuses on the seasonal patterns of frequently observed manatees in the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute channel. Knowing which manatees are residents allows observers to preliminarily identify specific individuals that will be part of a future acoustic tagging project.
Title: Seasonal Patterns of Frequently Observed Manatees in the Harbor Branch Channel Using Photo-Identification Techniques.
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Name(s): Goldsworthy Gomez, Lauren
Moore, Jon
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The manatee project at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute was established in 2009. Land-based observations and photo-identification techniques have been used over the last seven years. This has allowed observers to recognize specific resident manatees that visit this location season after season. The photographs have been shared with the Manatee Photo- Identification System database and several matches were found, indicating some of the manatees are migrants. This project focuses on the seasonal patterns of frequently observed manatees in the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute channel. Knowing which manatees are residents allows observers to preliminarily identify specific individuals that will be part of a future acoustic tagging project.
Identifier: FA00005569 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
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Restrictions on Access: Author retains rights.
Host Institution: FAU