Manatee Health Assessments, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA. November 10, 2011 am. Researchers from several federal and state agencies and other partners work together to gather data during the manatee capture and health assessments. A Manatee Rescue boat is used as a platform to gather data sampling from a manatee. Project Leader, Dr. Robert K. Bonde, checks on the progress of several aspects of data acquisition going on at once. In the background is a weighing arch and other data collection and processing areas. The manatee is only out of the water for a pre-determined safe period of time. Scars on the manatee are documented.
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