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6 edition of Manatees and Dugongs of the World found in the catalog.

Manatees and Dugongs of the World

by Jeff Ripple

  • 229 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Voyageur Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aquatic creatures,
  • Nature / Field Guide Books,
  • Manatees,
  • Nature,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Mammals,
  • Marine Life,
  • House & Home / General,
  • Dugongs,
  • Folklore,
  • Sirenia

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8254944M
    ISBN 10089658528X
    ISBN 109780896585287

    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.   Dugongs live in warm, shallow waters from East Africa to Australia. They can live up to 70 years old, nearly twice as long as manatees. An average dugong is metres/ feet long and weighs kg/ lbs. Top 3 Differences Between Manatees and Dugongs. Here are three easy ways to tell the difference between a manatee and a dugong.

    Get this from a library! Manatees & dugongs. [Amanda Harman] -- Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of manatees and dugongs- . Manatees are covered in whiskerlike hairs called vibrissae. These hairs are rooted in blood -filled follicles that trigger nerve impulses when moved [source: Wong ]. The follicles connect to around 50 nerves, which signal the brain of increased pressure from any surrounding motion [source: Eliot ].

    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). 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.


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Manatees and Dugongs of the World by Jeff Ripple Download PDF EPUB FB2

Manatees are bigger and are found throughout the world. The Dugong is found in africa and is smaller and skinner. The two mammals are fun /5(6). In ancient times, around the world, these creatures, the manatees and dugongs, were thought to bear a magical kinship to humans, giving rise to stories of mermaids and sirens.

Surprisingly, writes marine biologist Jeff Ripple, little was known about the sirenians until the late s, when Florida-based scientists began to study them closely/5(4).

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 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 Stellar’s Sea Cow/5(6).

About this book. Numerous colour photos accompany the text to introduce the natural history of the four living species of sirenian, including the Florida and Antillean subspecies of the West Indian manatee, the Amazonian and West African manatees, and the extinct Stellar's sea cow.

Manatees are bigger and are found throughout the world. The Dugong is found in africa and is smaller and skinner. The two mammals are fun to learn about and have some cool things about them/5(6). Manatees and Dugongs of the World. Jeff Ripple. Voyageur Press.

1 Review. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. User Review - Flag as inappropriate. I like the book and manatees are cool too:) Selected pages. Page Title Page. Index. References.

Contents. A First Glimpse. Manatees. The Dugong and Stellers 5/5(1). [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: As a manatee scientist and co-founder of Sirenian International, Inc.

([ ] I would rate this beautifully illustrated introduction to manatees and dugongs of the world as "the best choice" for all reading levels at or above high school. I have purchased the hardback edition and also sell the softcover edition in /5(4). Manatees inhabit the marshy areas of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico (West Indian Manatee), the Amazon Basin (Amazonian Manatee) and West Africa (West African Manatee).

Dugongs spend their entire life in shallow, protected areas such as bays and mangrove swamps. Manatees and dugongs of the world. [Jeff Ripple] -- "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.

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. 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).

Manatees are bigger and are found throughout the world. The Dugong is found in africa and is smaller and skinner. The two mammals are fun to learn about and have some cool things about them/5(4). 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.

Sirenians Of The World. HomeManateesSirenians Of The World. The West Indian manatee belongs to the scientific order Sirenia and the Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian manatee.

Other sirenians include the Amazonian manatee, dugong, Steller’s. Dugongs are cousins of manatees and share a similar plump appearance, but have a dolphin fluke-like tail. And unlike manatees, which use freshwater areas, the dugong is strictly a marine mammal.

Commonly known as "sea cows," dugongs graze peacefully on sea grasses in shallow coastal waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation by Roger L. Reep and Robert K. Bonde University Press of Florida () 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 (). 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.

Manatees and dugongs inhabit warm waters of the Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. There are approximately 6, Florida manatees in existence. All Sirenians are in danger of extinction. The Steller’s sea cow, discovered inbecame extinct 27 years later due to constant hunting pressure (Stejnegar ).

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.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.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.