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Title The mermaids of Itamaraca
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 26 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary In northeastern Brazil, on the island of Itamaraca, a center has been created for the preservation and study of the manatee, a sea mammal, seriously threatened with extinction. There are only 2,500 in the world, 500 in Brazil. The species has been protected by international conventions since 1967. The center's program began 20 years ago. Young manatees are taken in after having run aground on the beaches, due to the silting up of the marine manatee's reproduction zones. Females therefore, have to give birth at sea and often lose their young because of the waves and violent currents. Without human intervention, these yougsters are certain to die. At the center, Daniel, a 30 year old Brazilian looks after the babies. He bottle feeds them until they reach maturity. After four years at the center, learning how to readapt to living in the wild, the manatee is released into its natural environment, with a tracer collar around its neck. Directed by : Vincent Gremillon - Brazil In northeastern Brazil, on the island of Itamaraca, a center has been created for the preservation and study of the manatee, a sea mammal, seriously threatened with extinction. There are only 2,500 in the world, 500 in Brazil. The species has been protected by international conventions since 1967. The center's program began 20 years ago. Young manatees are taken in after having run aground on the beaches, due to the silting up of the marine manatee's reproduction zones. Females therefore, have to give birth at sea and often lose their young because of the waves and violent currents. Without human intervention, these yougsters are certain to die. At the center, Daniel, a 30 year old Brazilian looks after the babies. He bottle feeds them until they reach maturity. After four years at the center, learning how to readapt to living in the wild, the manatee is released into its natural environment, with a tracer collar around its neck. Directed by : Vincent Gremillon - Brazil
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by ZED in 2012
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Manatees -- Research -- Brazil -- Itamaracá Island.
Endangered species -- Brazil -- Itamaracá Island.
Wildlife rescue -- Brazil -- Itamaracá Island.
Marine animals -- Brazil -- Itamaracá Island.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Gremillon, Vincent, director
Kanopy (Firm)