West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) are separated into two allopatric subspecies: the Florida manatee (T. m. latirostris) and the Antillean manatee (T. m. manatus). In the winter of 2020-2021, an adult manatee was sighted off the coast of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, in areas where Antillean manatees are not typically seen. The individual had distinct watercraft scars on its body, which were matched using photo-identification to a known male Florida manatee (PE424) that had been repeatedly photographed in Florida since 1998. The data presented are the verified photo-documented sightings history of PE424 from Florida and Mexico.
|Title||Sightings data for a note on the "First Documentation of Long-Distance Travel by a Florida Manatee to the Mexican Caribbean"|
|Authors||Nataly Castelblanco-Martinez, Anmari Alvarez-Aleman, Raul Torres, Amy Teague, Sheri Barton, Kari A Rood, Eric A Ramos, Antonio A Mignucci-Giannoni|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|