Manatee Migration Update: February 3, 1999
Today's Report Includes:
Introducing Our 1999 Manatees & Our Manatee Scientists
For the third year in a row, Cathy and her fellow scientists, Jim Reid and Bob
Bonde, have generously agreed to share their manatee satellite data and expertise.
You'll be able to study actual manatee migrations right along with the scientists!
Here's more information from Cathy about the manatees you'll be tracking:
Tracking the Fab Four
It's time to take your first look at the satellite migration data for Knicky, Jeb, Dmitra and Ivan, which is provided below.
Start your research today by plotting the movements of each manatee on a map, using locations and dates. Next, see if you can answer these Challenge Questions:
Today's Satellite Migration Data and Backgrounds
(Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey's Sirenia Project)
Suggestions for Student Research
What other large mammal do you think is a close relative of the manatee? For the answer to this question and general background information about the endangered Florida Manatee go to:
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Questions
Please answer ONLY ONE question in each e-mail message!:
1. Address an E-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. IMPORTANT: In the Subject Line of your message write: Challenge Question # 1 (OR # 2)
3. In the body of the EACH message, give your answer to ONE of the questions above.
The Next Manatee Migration Update will Be Posted on February 17, 1999.
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