Consumption of aquatic plants by the West Indian manatees
. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 23:21-25.
Heavy poaching in prime habitat: The conservation status of the West Indian manatee
Colmenero-Rolon LC, Zarate-Becerra E (1990) Distribution, status and conservation of West Indian Manatee
in Q.Roo, Mexico.
Though the slow-moving, sofa-size West Indian manatee
has no natural enemies, humans--with fast boats, fish hooks, and canal locks--have pushed the docile creature to the brink of extinction.
Perhaps the best known symbol of wildlife conservation in Venezuela is the West Indian manatee
The Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee
, is the northernmost representative of the group, and its annual cycle is dominated by major seasonal shifts in distribution and changes in behavior due to winter temperatures.
The endangered West Indian manatee
cruises throughout the keys.
Background : The West Indian manatee
(Trichetus manatus manatus) is an endangered species (IUCN red list, endangered status), which has disappeared from Guadeloupe.
Species aided by these efforts include the jaguar (Panthera onca), Mexican grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), West Indian manatee
(Trichechus manatus), desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), brown pelican (Pelecanos occidentalis), California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), and Kemp's ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii).
Comprehensive work plan for the West Indian manatee
They are the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) and the West Indian manatee
The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), a subspecies of the West Indian manatee
, inhabits Florida's waters.
Yes, I told him, I knew this juvenile West Indian manatee
, which I recalled Graham, was nursing on my toes.
The headwaters, including a first magnitude spring, are located within the boundaries of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and are a significant wintering area for the West Indian Manatee
. In addition, the Homosassa River system is a popular tourist destination for fishermen and snorkelers, which provides an economic benefit for Homosassa and the surrounding communities.
The sporadic occurrence of the West Indian manatee
, Trichechus manatus, in Texas waters has been noted by some authors.