An Automated Photo-identification Catalog for Studies of the Life History of the Florida Manatee
Entry ID: usgsbrdfcscsirenia

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Summary
Abstract: Many free-ranging Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) are
scarred from encounters with boats, entanglement in fishing gear, or fungal
infections. A computer-based system, the Manatee Individual Identification
System, was developed in 1988 to aid with cataloging manatees with distinct
features. An IBM PC-compatible 386 computer with a 150-Mbyte hard-disc drive
is used with the ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in National Biological Information format
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.0   S: 25.0   E: -77.0   W: -80.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cathy Beck and James P. Reid, USGS, Biological Resources Division, Florida Caribbean Science Center
Dataset Title: An Automated Photo-identification Catalog for Studies of the Life History of the Florida Manatee
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Gainesville, Florida
Dataset Publisher: USGS, Biological Resources Division, Florida Caribbean Science Center
Online Resource: http://cars.er.usgs.gov/posters/Manatee/Photo_ID_Database/photo_id_...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Southeast Ecological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://fl.biology.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PAM FULLER
Phone: 352-264-3481
Fax: 352 378-4956
Email: Pam_Fuller at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
7920 NW 71st Street
City: Gainesville
Province or State: Florida
Postal Code: 32653
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (352) 372-2571 x.21
Fax: (352) 374-8080
Email: Cathy_Beck at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Florida Integrated Science Centers
Center for Aquatic Resource Studies
412 N.E. 16th Avenue
City: Gainesville
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32601
Country: USA
Publications/References
Cathy A. Beck and James P. Reid 1991 An Automated Photo-Identification Catalog for Studies of the Life History of the Florida Manatee. Information and Technology Report 1 Gainesville, Florida U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Ecology Research Center

Cathy Beck, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Florida Caribbean Science Center, Sirenia Project Ron Osborn, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Midcontinent Ecological Science Center 1998 Manatee Individual Photo-identification System
Gainesville, Florida U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-09-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2000-09-30
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