Scar acquisition

Scar acquisition

Scar acquisition is one of the many aspects of manatee life history that can be analyzed by resighting individuals over time. Here are two images of TB139, Lance. The image of the left was taken in 1999, and the image on the right was taken in 2005.


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FWC Facts:
Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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