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Mysterious Manatees

By: John E Reynolds

187 pages, 52 b/w photos, 4 tabs

University Press of Florida

Hardback | Jun 2003 | #138792 | ISBN: 0813026377
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Begins with writer and scholar John Reynolds's scientific account of the interactions between people and manatees. Describes the history of manatee hunting, and their early distribution and survival. Clarifies the debate about whether manatees are native to Florida. Discusses manatee biology and the features that make the animal especially vulnerable to human activities. Concludes with a gallery of plates featuring photographer Karen Glaser's 52 beautiful duotone prints which capture an intimate, distinctively natural vision of manatees in their own environment. The manatees were photographed in all the diverse conditions that comprise their environment: mud, muck, clear water, rain, sunny or cloudy weather. Unique combination of fact and image that provides a compelling sense of the mysterious presence of these large yet gentle and graceful sea creatures.

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Karen Glaser, a specialist in underwater photography, is the coauthor of Alternative Photographic Process. "Mysterious Manatees," a traveling exhibit of her work organized by the National Museum of Natural History and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution has been presented throughout the United States. John E. Reynolds III is chairman of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, manager of the Manatee Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, and professor of marine science and biology at Eckerd College. He has published widely on the subject of marine mammal biology and conservation and is the coauthor of The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation (UPF, 2000) and co-editor of Biology of Marine Mammals.

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