Scar acquisition

Scar acquisition

Scar acquisition is one of the many aspects of manatee life history that can be analyzed by resighting individuals over time. Here are two images of TB139, Lance. The image of the left was taken in 1999, and the image on the right was taken in 2005.


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FWC Facts:
Biologists estimate 10,000-14,000 sturgeon live in the Suwannee River. Adult populations in other Gulf Coast rivers range from a few hundred to about 2,000.

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