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First Successful Capture and Satellite Tracking of a West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in Panama: Feasibility of Capture and Telemetry Techniques
Faculty Publications
  • Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, Andrews University
  • James P. Reid
  • Carlos Espinoza-Marin
  • Kherson E. Ruiz
  • Kenneth E. Glander
  • Leon David Olivera-Gomez, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Disciplines
Abstract

It is currently unknown how important the Central American countries south of Belize are as a link between manatee populations in the north (Belize and Mexico) and populations in South America. Therefore, apart from knowing where manatees are found, it is important to understand how manatees are using these habitats and if they are moving between countries or distinct population centers. Here we report the results of a multi-national and multiinstitutional collaboration resulting in the first successful capture and satellite tracking of a West Indian manatee in southern Central America.

Journal Title
Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals
First Department
Biology
Citation Information
Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, James P. Reid, Carlos Espinoza-Marin, Kherson E. Ruiz, et al.. "First Successful Capture and Satellite Tracking of a West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in Panama: Feasibility of Capture and Telemetry Techniques" Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 52 - 57
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_gonzalez_socoloske/9/