The Florida Manatee: biology and conservation.

The Florida Manatee: biology and conservation. Roger L. Reep, Robert K. Bonde.

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. Octavo, dustwrapper, colour photographs, other illustrations.

Reveals aspects of Manatee biology, their relation to the environment, and the biopolitics that result from the intersection of science and wildlife management. Looks at such topics as the microorganisms that cause manatee die-offs during red tide blooms to the complexity of long-distance migrations to the curiosities of manatee physiology. The evolutionary basis of the sirenian language (how manatees communicate with each other) is also revealed. Technological innovations and conservation efforts since the landmark protection legislation of the early 1970s are also central to the manatee story. Captive rehabilitation, radio tracking, and advanced boating regulations are discussed as methods to ensure manatee survival. Also available in paperback [stock id 32335].

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