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Migration Update: February 5, 2003
The Journey North Manatee team is ready and waiting for you to join
them! Ranger Wayne reports manatee mischief, big numbers and a great
birthday present at Blue Spring State Park. Airborne Ackerman has
already conducted three aerial manatee surveys over Florida--how are
the population counts this year? And Cathy Beck and her Sirenia Project
scientists are tracking 5 new manatees this year, plus two old friends
and a calf too! And now's your chance to Ask the Expert--what would
you like to know? Dive in and let's get started!
Migration Update: February 19, 2003
Manatees are really on the move! Why are they moving now? Satellite
data for two manatees has been interrupted--what might have caused
this? Ranger Wayne is taking attendance and wants you to join him.
Get familiar with "The Run" so you're ready to ride along.
Do you know why his daily manatee count changes each day? Hungry for
geography? Try this edible map--you've never seen (or eaten) a map
like this before! Plus, now open--Nancy's ready
for your Ask the Expert questions. How do Scientists capture
manatees? Learn this and the answers to other Challenge Questions
Migration Update: March 5, 2003
Grab your boarding pass! You've been cleared to join "Airborne
Ackerman" in the plane for the aerial manatee count. What do
the aerial count numbers really mean and why can they be controversial?
And what do Rice Kripies have to do with manatee counts? Will Tipper
ever come south again? Where's Chuck, the missing manatee? Get the
latest tracking maps and data on where your manatees are now. Also,
your day has come--it's time for you to get in the canoe! Ranger
Wayne wants you to do the Roll Call. Can you tell him who's in the
Migration Update: March 19, 2003
Why are some manatees coming back to POI? Look at the latest migration
data, and the get the popcorn ready. There are several audio and video
clips in today's report. Did you correctly ID the manatees in the
Run? Hear Ranger Wayne reveal their identities. Plus, think you can
identify a moving manatee from the canoe and from the air?
Migration Update: April 2, 2003
Strong storms and high seas didn't stop Biologist Susan Butler from
tracking Manatees in her boat, just before a huge storm hit! Get the
latest on your Manatees' migrations. What do you think Manatees do
in storms? Is Ranger Wayne all alone at Blue Spring? He reports that
boat strike numbers were down at Blue Spring--but what about statewide?
Learn about the adaptation that lets Manatees stay under water for
up to 20 minutes, after just one quick breath.
Migration Update: April 16, 2003
Have Santina and Actual made similar migrations this season compared
to last? You're the Scientist--compare their movements and form your
own conclusions. Could you eat as much as a Manatee--even if you were
eating pizza? Try More Manatee Math and see. And why do manatees continually
lose teeth? Read about Marching Molars and more Manatee Adaptations.
Plus, get the latest Migration Data and Maps, and read Ranger Wayne's
inspiring words on why we all need to help the endangered Manatee.
Manatee Migration Update: April 30, 2003
It's the end
of another great manatee season, but there's still plenty to learn,
see, and hear! Compare your observations to Cathy's Final Field
Notes and Summary. And what's Red Tide? Try the Manatee Match Game
and the Ecological Footprint Quiz. Learn the relationship between
manatee and human populations. Consider why manatees need protection,
and why human population impacts the world we all share. Plus, send
your thanks to our manatee scientists.
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