Mortality of American Alligators Attributed to Cannibalism

@inproceedings{Delany2011MortalityOA,
  title={Mortality of American Alligators Attributed to Cannibalism},
  author={Michael F. Delany and A. Woodward and R. Kiltie and C. T. Moore},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Mortality of juvenile (<122 cm total length; TL) American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) attributed to cannibalism on Orange Lake, Florida was examined. Alligator web tags used in mark–recapture studies were found in 12% of 267 stomachs sampled from alligators ≥168 cm TL. Captive alligators retained 76% of force-fed tags during a 588-d tag-retention trial. Models relating the probability of tag recovery to the annual probabilities of juvenile survival, cannibalism, tag… Expand
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