Regulatory News

The Aquatic Mammals Foundation is counting on the help of technology to conduct acensus of the manatee population in the Environmental Protection Area (APA) ofthe Mamanguape Basin, in the state of Paraíba. Side scan sonar attached to avessel captures sounds emitted from the animals and tells a camera to point in the direction of where the manatee is.

Named the Population Biology of Manatees Project, the initiative is a partnership with the Foundation,the Federal University of Pernambuco, Federal Rural University of Pernambucoand Federal University of Ceará. The manatee is the most endangered aquaticmammal in Brazil. Research results should be published by the end of the semester.

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