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 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Recommendations
 Introduction
 Study area
 Assumptions
 Methods
 Results
 Discussion
 Conclsuions
 Acknowledgement
 Literature cited
 Appendix A. Results of aerial surveys...
 Appendix B. Values of environmental...
 Appendix C. Characteristics of...






Group Title: Manatee population research report no. 5
Title: Factors influencing indices of manatee abundance in the Ft. Myers region, Winter 1983/84
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 Material Information
Title: Factors influencing indices of manatee abundance in the Ft. Myers region, Winter 1983/84
Series Title: Manatee population research report no. 5
Alternate Title: Research Work Order no. 2
RWO 2
Physical Description: 63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Packard, Jane M.
Affiliation: University of Florida -- College of Agricultural and Life Sciences -- Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit -- School of Forest Resources and Conservation -- Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Florida
Publication Date: 1984
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: University of Florida.   ( lcsh )
Sampling (Statistics).   ( lcsh )
Charlotte Harbor Information Resource Center documents.   ( lcsh )
Biotic communities -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Natural history -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Manatees -- Florida   ( lcsh )
West Indian manatee -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
 Notes
Abstract: This paper examines factors influencing several indices of abundance of manatees attracted to the warm water discharged from a power plant in Fort Myers, Florida, during January and February 1984. The purpose is to develop and evaluate indices of abundance suitable for detecting trends specifically in the Fort Myers region, and in general at other warm-water sites. Results of the first year of a two-year study are reported here, with recommendations for studies to be conducted in the second year.
General Note: Final report September 1984; Prepared for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under cooperative agreement no. 14-16-0009-1544; Bibliography: p. 54-56; Research work order no. 2
Funding: This collection includes items related to Florida’s environments, ecosystems, and species. It includes the subcollections of Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit project documents, the Sea Grant technical series, the Florida Geological Survey series, the Coastal Engineering Department series, the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetland technical reports, and other entities devoted to the study and preservation of Florida's natural resources.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00073822
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003509793
notis - AAA3871
oclc - 12609931

Table of Contents
    Title Page
        Title page
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Recommendations
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Introduction
        Page 4
    Study area
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Assumptions
        Page 7
        General model
            Page 7
        Factors influencing density
            Page 8
            Page 9
        Factors influencing visibility
            Page 10
            Page 11
    Methods
        Page 12
        Aerial surveys
            Page 12
            Page 13
            Page 14
            Page 15
        Observer calibration
            Page 16
        Environmental factors
            Page 17
        Analysis
            Page 17
            Page 18
            Page 19
            Page 20
            Page 21
    Results
        Page 22
        Indices of abundance
            Page 22
            Page 23
        Effects of environmental factors
            Page 24
            Page 25
            Page 26
            Page 27
            Page 28
            Page 29
            Page 30
            Page 31
            Page 32
            Page 33
        Effects of survey methodology
            Page 34
            Page 35
            Page 36
            Page 37
            Page 38
            Page 39
        Comparison of indices over time
            Page 40
            Page 41
    Discussion
        Page 42
        Factors influencing density
            Page 42
            Page 43
            Page 44
            Page 45
        Factors influencing visibility
            Page 46
        Comparison with other survey techniques
            Page 47
            Page 48
            Page 49
            Page 50
            Page 51
    Conclsuions
        Page 52
    Acknowledgement
        Page 53
    Literature cited
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
    Appendix A. Results of aerial surveys in chronological order
        Page 58
        Page 59
    Appendix B. Values of environmental parameters associated with aerial surveys
        Page 60
    Appendix C. Characteristics of manatee sightings in each survey unit
        Page 61
        Page 62
        Page 63
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