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0813011523
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9780813011523
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Introducing the Manatee

Introducing the Manatee

by Warren Zeiller

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Overview

As diver, announcer, trainer and eventual manager of the Miami Seaquarium, Warren Zeiller knows the unique creatures that inhabit the waters off Florida. Most unusual of all is the sea cow, or manatee. A warm blooded, plant eating, Cadillac-sized gentle giant, the manatee is in danger of extinction from the hazards of man--foremost among them over-population, pollution and power boats. In this ode to the warm whiskered creatures, Zeiller pleads the case for coexistence.


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ISBN-13: 9780813011523
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/01/1992
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part I.Sirens Sing Ever More Softly
Baby Manatees at Seaquarium1
Seaquarium's Mermaid Rescue Squad21
Romeo, Juliet, and the Seaquarium Cast35
Out of the Wilderness58
Part II.Sirens Through the Ages
Aardvarks, Elephants, Hyraxes, Dugongs, and Manatees71
Steller's Sea Cows and Dugongs79
Amazonian and West African Manatees98
West Indian Manatees114
Epilogue126
Appendixes
A.Geologic Distribution of Principal Genera of Sirenia129
B.Classification and Ranges of Recent Sirenians131
C.Legislation and Protection132
D.Florida Refuges135
Bibliography137
Index147

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