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Pompeyo: a manatee calf rescued in Laguna Milagros, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cita: Castelblanco-Martínez D. N., Sanchez-Okrucky R., Padilla, J.A., Niño-Torres C. A., Garcés-Cuartas N., Pérez-Flores J. S., et. al.08/11/2021. Pompeyo: a manatee calf rescued in Laguna Milagros, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Sirenews. November (74). capturaprevia35-38
ISSN: 1017-3439

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2021/11/08

Tipo: Artículo de divulgación de la ciencia publicado en revista

Lugar(es) de estudio: 77966 Laguna Guerrero, Q.R., México, Laguna Milagros, 77965 Q.R., México
Resumen: "On August 6th of 2021, local people from the community of Huay-Pix (15 km west from Chetumal, Quintana Roo) spotted a lone manatee calf in Laguna Milagros (18.51027N, 88.42801W) and reported the incident to the authorities. After confirming that the small manatee was without its mother for at least 24 hours, staff from the Stranding Network of Marine Mammals of Quintana Roo successfully captured it and performed the initial health status evaluation. The 92 cm-length male Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) did not show any alarming sign of health complications. The manatee was transported to the field station located at 22 km North from Chetumal City, where it is currently kept in an enclosure within Laguna Guerrero, a traditional area for the species."

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