Study Tracks Manatee Migration along Gulf Coast

A 10-year study by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab tracks the growing migration movement of manatees.

Those chubby, lovable icons of marine conservation, West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus), are a lot less sedate than you’d think, according to a recently published study by researchers at Alabama’s Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Manatees are swifter than imagined, their numbers are growing, and they are as determined in their travel as the weekend stream…

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