Conserving Manatees: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intentions of Boaters in Tampa Bay, Florida

  title={Conserving Manatees: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Intentions of Boaters in Tampa Bay, Florida},
  author={Sampreethi Aipanjiguly and Susan K. Jacobson and Richard Owen Flamm},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: Boat collisions with manatees (  Trichechus manatus latirostris ) account for about one‐quarter of manatee deaths annually in Florida. This emphasizes the need to influence boaters' behavior through an understanding of their knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral intentions toward manatees and their conservation. We conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of boat users whose boats were observed in Tampa Bay, Florida. Five hundred and four boaters completed the survey, a… 

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