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#502631 - 03/25/15 05:07 AM 17 Manatees Killed in 12 Weeks  
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#502636 - 03/25/15 05:45 AM Re: 17 Manatees Killed in 12 Weeks [Re: Marty]  
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1.4 per week/73.6 per year/368.3 in 5 yrs in Belize district alone.

Norwegian Cruise lines in Stann Creek/Harvest caye will add to those mortality figures


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#502945 - 04/03/15 05:31 AM Re: 17 Manatees Killed in 12 Weeks [Re: Marty]  
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Wildtracks Update: Another two dead manatees this week in Belize, bringing the total to 19 in the first quarter of this year. We have two high risk areas - the Belize River and the mouth of Placencia Lagoon. The Belize River area has high use by cruise tour boats. The Placencia Lagoon mouth is about to become part of the transit route for boats from Harvest Caye to Malacate.

If you are a boat captain, please slow down in these key manatee areas. If you are a tour guide, please ensure your boat captain obeys the No Wake zones and that you place a spotter on the bow of the boat when moving through these key manatee areas. 19 manatees in three months - that is too high a mortality rate for the population to sustain.

This could be a worsening problem in the Placencia Lagoon and Harvest Caye area as the cruise terminal comes online and the tenders start plowing around that area.

#502961 - 04/03/15 10:16 AM Re: 17 Manatees Killed in 12 Weeks [Re: Marty]  
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We have decreased population and gene pool and teetering on unsustainable numbers at this kill rate. Terrible what we are doing


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