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Manatees and dugongs

John Elliott Reynolds

Manatees and dugongs

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Manatees.,
  • Dugong.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-186) and index.

    StatementJohn E. Reynolds III and Daniel K. Odell.
    ContributionsOdell, Daniel K.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.S63 R49 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2226442M
    ISBN 100816024367
    LC Control Number89071399


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Manatees and Dugongs Hardcover – September 1, by John E. Reynolds (Author), Daniel K. Odell (Author) out of 5 stars 5 ratings. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Cited by: Manatees are generally solitary creatures and a male manatee may have several female partners; whilst dugongs are more solitary and tend to live in pairs and have only one mate.

Offspring: Female manatees usually give birth at 3 years and continue to do so every 2 – 3 years. Their gestation period is 12 months. Manatees and Dugongs book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Written by two leading marine scientists, Manatees and Dugongs, beg /5(12). Habitat. Manatees inhabit the marshy areas of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico (West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus), the Amazon Basin (Amazonian manatee, Trichechus inunguis) and West Africa (West African manatee, Trichechus senegalensis).Dugongs spend their entire life in shallow, protected areas such as bays and mangrove swamps as well as the waters off northern Australia.

Dugongs and manatees, the only fully aquatic herbivorous mammals, live in the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of more than 80 subtropical and tropical countries. Symbols of fierce conservation battles, sirenian populations are threatened by multiple global problems.5/5(3).

Manatees and Dugongs of the World is an excellent introduction to the natural history of the four living species of sirenian, including the Florida and Antillean subspecies of the West Indian manatee, the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee, and the dugong, as well as the extinct Stellars Sea Cow.4/5.

Manatees and Dugongs by John E. Reynolds, Daniel K. Odell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles Manatees and dugongs book now at Dugongs and manatees, the only fully aquatic herbivorous mammals, live in the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of more than 80 subtropical and tropical countries.

Symbols of fierce conservation battles, sirenian populations are threatened by multiple global problems. Providing comparative information on all four surviving species, this book synthesises the ecological and related knowledge.

Get this from a library. Manatees & dugongs. [Amanda Harman] -- Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of manatees and dugongs--endangered, vegetarian mammals that live in the water. Dugongs spend all their life at sea, while manatees spend time in fresh water to varying degrees.

One male manatee may have several female partners for mating, while a male dugong has one mate. Female manatees may give birth at 3 years of age and gives birth every years, while a female dugong does not usually give birth until she is [Book review] Manatees and Dugongs, by J.E.

Reynolds, III and D.K. Odell. Marine Mammal Science By: G.B. Rathbun. Tweet. Links. The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS |. I like the book and manatees are cool too:) Selected pages.

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Get this from a library. Manatees and dugongs. [John Elliott Reynolds; Daniel K Odell] -- Gives information on the history, biology, ecology, and behavior of manatees and dugongs.

Book chapter: Publication Subtype: Book Chapter: Title: Human interactions with sirenians (manatees and dugongs) DOI: /_ Volume: Year Published: Manatees and dugongs book English: Publisher: Springer: Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center: Description: 16 p.

Larger Work Type: Book: Larger Work Subtype Author: Robert K. Bonde, Mark Flint, Mark Flint. The dugong (/ ˈ dj uː ɡ ɒ ŋ /; Dugong dugon) is a medium-sized marine is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of is the only living representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae; its closest modern relative, Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), was hunted to extinction in the 18th : Dugongidae.

Taxonomy. Manatees are three of the four living species in the order fourth is the Eastern Hemisphere's Sirenia are thought to have evolved from four-legged land mammals more than 60 million years ago, with the closest living relatives being the Proboscidea and Hyracoidea ().

The Amazonian's hair color is brownish gray, and it has thick wrinkled skin, often with coarse Class: Mammalia. Buy a cheap copy of Manatees & Dugongs (Endangered) book by Amanda Harman. Free shipping over $   Both Dugongs and Manatees are threatened.

Sadly, human activities threaten both dugongs and manatees. Dugongs are especially vulnerable due to their long reproductive cycle. Female dugongs typically don’t give birth until they are years-old and only breed every three to five years.

Manatees and dugongs may be found in salt water or fresh water depending on the species. The main difference between manatees and dugongs is the tale. A Manatee has a paddle shaped tale. A dugong has a tail more like a dolphin. Dugongs and manatees closest relatives are the elephant and the hyrax (a small gineapig like animal).File Size: 1MB.

Manatees by James Powell Voyageur Press () Manatees and Dugongs by John E. Reynolds and Daniel K. Odell Facts on File, Inc., New York, NY () Manatees and Dugongs of the World by Jeff Ripple Voyageur Press ().

Book Wizard; EXPAND PRODUCT DETAILS. National Geographic Readers. Manatees. By Laura Marsh. Grades. PreK-K,L. Genre. Non-Fiction. Follow these gentle giants through their marshy habitats, learn how they raise their young, and discover the threats to their environment in this dynamic photographic reader.

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We provide half-day(4-hr) manatee tours for your ultimate enjoyment. Just give us a call now at or book your manatee tour online. Mermaids are just characters in stories, of course. But in a world saturated with mermaid mythology, people sometimes think they see them in real Christopher Columbus set out to sea inhe had a mermaid sighting of his own; little did he know that this encounter was actually the first written record of manatees in North might seem strange to confuse a slow-moving.

This book fully documents the natural history of "Sirenia", the order of aquatic mammals including manatees of the Caribbean, West Africa, and the Amazon, as well as the Indo-Pacific dugong. Home Page Video. This video is a fun introduction to what Dugongs are. We've put a video on every page in our site.

About Dugongs and Manatees. These enormous vegetarians can be found in warm coastal waters from East Africa to Australia, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific. Dugongs and manatees, the only fully aquatic herbivorous mammals, live in the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of more than 80 subtropical and tropical countries.

Start studying Manatees and Dugong. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Ends Cyber Monday: Get your study survival kit for 50% off. Dugongs and manatees have a relatively long snout, horizontal tail (like whales and dolphins) and short round paddle-like flippers.

They can grow to 4 meters in length and weigh up to kilograms. However, manatees are generally larger than dugongs, weighing kilogram and growing to a length of meters. [13] pages: 29 cm "An excellent introduction to the natural history of the four living species of sirenian, including the Florida and Antillean sub-species of the West Indian manatee, the Amazonian manatee, and the dugong, as well as the extinct Stellar's Sea Cow."--JacketPages: Dugongs are related to manatees and are similar in appearance and behavior— though the dugong's tail is fluked like a whale's.

Both are related to the elephant, although the giant land animal is. Written by two leading marine scientists, "Manatees and Dugongs," begins with the evolutionary history of the manatee and dugong species and their relationships with man, who continues to hunt them even today.

The book then discusses each of the three manatee species, found in Florida, the Antilles, the Amazon Basin, and along the coast of West. Sirenians (manatees [Trichechus spp.] and dugongs [Dugong dugon]) are the only marine mammals that routinely feed on plants, and both manatees and dugongs may be found foraging individually or in large e feeding appears to be more flexible than that of dugongs as the former will consume either floating or rooted vegetation and sometimes leaves from overhanging branches or.

Ripple covers the four living species of the sirenian, including evolution, range, movement and habitat use, physical description, senses, anatomy and physiology, and more. He also devotes a chapter to sirens in myth and tradition and a chapter to the protection of manatees and dugongs. color photos.

This book fully documents the natural history of Sirenia, the order of aquatic mammals including manatees of the Caribbean, West Africa, and the Amazon, as well as the Indo-Pacific dugong. Dugongs in the same order as manatees, spend all of their time in coastal ocean waters of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific and they don’t ever venture into freshwater.

Although they look similar to manatees, dugongs have a more whale-like fluke compared to the. Buy Manatees and Dugongs 1st edition by Reynolds, John, Odell, Daniel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). Ecology and Conservation of the Sirenia: Dugongs and Manatees - Ebook written by Helene Marsh, Thomas J.

O'Shea, John E. Reynolds III. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Ecology and Conservation of the Sirenia: Dugongs and Manatees.

Selected References on the Sirenia: Dugong, Manatee, Stellar's Sea Cow and Relatives: The National Museum of Natural History receives numerous requests from the general public, universities, public and private institutions, and professionals for information on the Sirenia: Dugongs and Manatees.

This bibliography is meant to serve as an. mainder of the book, as suggested by its subtitle, is really two books in one. Chapters 4 6 are detailed summaries of the literature on aspects of sirenian ecology, from foraging to life history.

The remainder of the book (chapters 7 9) deals with the various threats to dugongs and manatees and provides an. J.E. Heyning, in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition), Order Sirenia. The sirenians, manatees, dugongs, and their extinct relatives, are a fully aquatic herbivorous group of living species are restricted to tropical and subtropical waters; however, fossil species appear to have inhabited temperate waters and the range of the recently extinct Steller’s sea cow.