Stories That Bones Tell: Manatees
Dr. Danielle Ingle, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Dr. Ingle takes you through the wonderfully weird evolution of manatee skeletons and gives you a closer look into how their bones provide clues about their aquatic lives.
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[REFERENCE] Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Florida Manatee Program
[READING] D. Morgan, B. Brady and D. Ingle – Sirenian Biology
[VIDEO SHORT] FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute – Science Snippets: Manatee Ribs
[VIDEO SHORT] FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute – Science Snippets: Manatee Bone Remodeling
[VIDEO SHORT] FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute – Science Snippets: Marching Molars
[VIDEO SHORT] FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute – Science Snippets: Cervical Vertebrae
[VIDEO SHORT] The Science of… – Manatee Chronicles 002 |The case of the weird-looking manatee bone
[3D MODEL] University of Wyoming via Sketchfab – Trichechus manatus (manatee), skull
[360 VIDEO] Wildlife Protection Solutions – Swim with Manatees in their Endangered Habitat
[PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATION] Ingle, D. N. and M E. Porter (2020) Developmental changes in bone mechanics from Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris), obligate swimming mammals. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(6): jeb213009.
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