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To survive cold winter periods most, if not all, Florida manatees rely on warm-water refuges in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula. Most refuges are either warm-water discharges from power plant and natural springs, or passive thermal basins that temporarily trap relatively warm water for a week or more. Strong fidelity to one or more refuges(More)
Additional ideas generated since the February TRT meeting • Deploy buoy to broadcast vessel sounds; break the positive reinforcement cycle of vessels=food • Protocols for vessel reactions to false killer whale detection or interactions • Adjusting vessel profiles based on Karin's findings of characteristics fishing methods or gear used by vessels with very(More)
1.2 Method used to complete the review: This review was prepared pursuant to section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and in accordance with sections 4(a) and (b) of the ESA following guidance provided in the joint NMFS and U.S. Fish and Wildlife 5-Year Review Guidance and template Administration (NOAA) initiated a 5-year review of the Caribbean(More)
Background materials The five documents listed below were provided to the work group ahead of the call. They are also included as Appendix 1 to this summary. for the April 2014 Pacific Scientific Review Group (PSRG) meeting. It provides an overview of the State's license and trip reporting requirements, fishing gear types, and data uses and limitations. The(More)
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