Behavioral lateralization in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

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Tyler-Julian, Kara; Chapman, Kate M; Frances, Candice; Bauer, Gordon B;
(2016)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Manatees, Florida manatees, marine mammals, lateralization, limb preferences

We examined side preferences in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) through observations of limb use (right and left flipper) in 123 wild and 16 captive individuals.  We also analyzed archival data on wild manatees to develop an index of boat-caused bod... View more
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