Event Title

P-26 Relationship of Chewing Rate and Body Mass in West Indian Manatees

Presenter Information

Adam Weir, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

This study investigates the intraspecific relationship between body mass and chewing cycle duration (CCD) among West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus). We recorded 18 captive manatees of varying body lengths consuming two food types. Additionally, nine manatees were recorded on two separate occasions (2012 and 2018) allowing us to control for individual variation to test whether CCD increases as the manatees grow. CCD was determined from the recordings using Raven Pro 1.5 sound analysis software. We modeled CCD, taking into account body size, food type, and individual variation to test what factors significantly influence CCD.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-26 Relationship of Chewing Rate and Body Mass in West Indian Manatees

Buller Hall Lobby

This study investigates the intraspecific relationship between body mass and chewing cycle duration (CCD) among West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus). We recorded 18 captive manatees of varying body lengths consuming two food types. Additionally, nine manatees were recorded on two separate occasions (2012 and 2018) allowing us to control for individual variation to test whether CCD increases as the manatees grow. CCD was determined from the recordings using Raven Pro 1.5 sound analysis software. We modeled CCD, taking into account body size, food type, and individual variation to test what factors significantly influence CCD.