Manatees and dugongs of the world by Jeff Ripple

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Published by Voyageur Press in Stillwater, MN .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sirenia.,
  • Sirenia -- Folklore.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementtext by Jeff Ripple ; photographs by Doug Perrine.
GenreFolklore.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.S6 R56 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination131, [13] p. :
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22191500M
ISBN 100896583937

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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. Manatees and Dugongs by John E. Reynolds, Daniel K. Odell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The dugong (/ˈdjuːɡɒŋ/; Dugong dugon) is a medium-sized marine mammal.

It is one of four living species of the order Sirenia, which also includes three species of : Dugongidae. 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.

[Book review] Manatees and Dugongs, by J.E. Reynolds, III and D.K. Odell. Marine Mammal Science By: G.B. Rathbun. Tweet.

Links. The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS |. "Manatees and dugongs, also known as sea cows, are endangered species belonging to the scientific Order Sirenia.

All four living species are vulnerable to extinction from habitat loss and other negative impacts related to human population growth and coastal development. Manatees and dugongs are the only marine mammal herbivores. The Sirenia currently comprise the families Dugongidae (the dugong and historically, Steller's sea cow) and Trichechidae (manatees) with a total of four species.

The Protosirenidae (Eocene sirenians) and Prorastomidae (terrestrial sirenians) families are : Mammalia. Each year, hundreds of critically endangered manatees are killed in U.S. waters by boats, disease and cold weather. was the worst year on record for manatee.

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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. The order Sirenia has one other living species, the dugong. A fifth species, Steller's sea cow, was hunted to extinction by All manatees inhabit tropical and subtropical waters of North and South America and Africa.

The West Indian and West African manatees live in rivers, bays, estuaries, and coastal areas. Dugongs also occur in very low numbers around the Micronesian islands of Palau.

Dugong populations are disjunct and in most areas depleted. Australia provides the major exception, and harbors most of the world’s remaining dugongs.

One conservative estimate suggests that 85 dugongs occur in Australian waters. Dugongs spend all their life at sea, while manatees spend time in fresh water to varying degrees.

One male manatee may have several female partners for mating, while a male dugong has one mate. Female manatees may give birth at 3 years of age and gives birth every years, while a female dugong does not usually give birth until she is.

Manatees are a vulnerable species in some parts of the world. Image Credit: CC BY Chris Muenzer Manatees and dugongs have long been connected with stories of sirens, mermaids and other myths.- Explore joz's board "Manatees" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Sea cow, Manatee and Sea creatures pins.The book closes with an eloquent essay by Daryl P. Domning on the reasons for protecting manatees, most of which are equally relevant to all endangered and threatened species.

Selected references are given for each chapter and include most of the important publications on manatees and dugongs. The book.

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