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Florida Manatee Mortality 1974-2010
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
The primary use of this dataset is to display reported manatee carcass recovery locations and associated attributes, such as cause of death. more
This dataset contains data from the geographic information system (GIS) shapefile of recovered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) carcass locations within Florida from April 1974 through to the latest spatially verified data presently available. Locations are based both on coordinates provided by field staff (gathered either by geographic positioning system [GPS] or by using navigation charts to ascertain latitudes and longitudes) and maps provided by the field staff. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) GIS staff in the Marine Mammal subsection verify that the provided coordinates match the intent of the plotted location. Points representing carcass locations were entered into a GIS using a digital shoreline basemap taken largely from NOAA navigation charts (1:40,000) and from USGS quadrangles (1:24,000). The scale is considered to be 1:40,000. Prior to July 1, 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was known as the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI).
Counts were not available and filled with "1"; time was not available and filled with "00:00:00." These were noted in the [Notes] field.
7/21/2011: This dataset, originally containing data from 1974-2008, was updated to include 2009-2010 data.
11/11/2011: This dataset, originally containing data from 1974-early 2010, was updated to include data through December 2010 data.
Biology > Mammals
Marine, A, North Atlantic, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Trichechus manatus latirostris
3 April 1974 - 31 December 2010
Trichechus manatus latirostris (Harlan, 1824) [WoRMS]
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), more, data owner
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-14
Information last updated: 2012-11-14