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Final position paper prepared by The Agency on Bay Management’s Manatee Protection Strategies Task Force related to the protection of the West Indian Manatee in Tampa Bay. Report includes overview of task force, recommendations for regulatory and non-regulatory zones, public education initiative, boater education overview, manatee biology summary, population demographics, legal protection status, and conservation plan.
Manatees, species conservation, endangered species, threatened species, Trichechus, Trichechus manatus, marine ecology, marine mammals, boating regulations, West Indian Manatee, environmental education
Jan K. Platt papers
Manatee Protection Strategies Task Force, Agency on Bay Management, "Position Paper, Final Draft: Summary of Issues and Recommendations Concerning Protection of the West Indian Manatee (Trichecus Manatus) in Tampa Bay" (1998). Environment and Natural History Publications. 23.