DAP 037 - Florida manatee

Florida manatee

Master's student Pam Cotten and
Professor Ann Pabst measuring the
manatee's fluke

Bill Mclellan discussing the manatee

State stranding coordinator Bill McLellan
talking to UNCW students

This Florida manatee stranded last fall and was necropsied behind Dobo Hall on October 14, 2005 with volunteers from the stranding network. Planned necropsies like these provide an excellent forum for training and educating stranding volunteers on marine mammal biology and anatomy. Gross findings upon necropsy indicate that the manatee likely died from cold shock.

Article from the Wilmington Star News on the manatee necropsy


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