Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard County, Florida

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Statementby Susan H. Shane.
ContributionsNational Fish and Wildlife Laboratory (U.S.), Florida Power & Light Company.
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Pagination240 leaves.
Number of Pages240
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Manatee Use of Two Power Plant Effluents on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. Manatee abundance and distribution in the lower St Johns River is possibly limited by cold water temperatures.

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information regarding distribution and relative abundance of Florida manatees, and have been important in deriving minimum population estimates for the subspecies.

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has taken the lead in sponsoring aerial surveys of manatees around selected power plant effluents in Florida for nearly four decades. Manatees (Trichechus manatus): Abundance and distribution in and around several Florida power plant effluents during the winter of Final Report, Florida Power and Light Co., Juno Beach, Contract No.

Cited by: Expected losses of warm-water habitat are likely to cause a major change in the distribution of the population from the regions where manatees rely heavily on power plant effluents for warmth in winter (Southwest and Atlantic regions) to the regions where manatees primarily use natural springs in winter (Northwest and Upper St.

Johns regions).Cited by: 7. Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard County, Florida. Report to Florida Power and Light Co., Miami. National Technical Information. Brevard County, Florida: Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents.

Report to Florida Power and Light Co., P.O. BoxMiami, FL Contract No. ­ tion and relative abundance of manatees and dolphins from Bayport, Hernando County (lat. 23, 29 of McGehee, M. (,Manatees (Trichechus manatus): Abundance and distribution in and around several Florida power plant effluents during the winter of Prepared for Florida Power and Light Co.

Miami, FL. 67pp.). The maximum counts at adjacent sites were not necessarily. Abundance, distribution, and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard County, Florida. Final Report to Florida Power and Light Company, Miami, Florida, USA.

Contract Number SHANE, S. Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard County, Florida.

Report to Florida Power and Light Co., Miami. National Technical Information Service PB Many power plants used by manatees may soon be retired. When this occurs, some people assume manatees will move to warmer areas in southern Florida; others fear they will stay near retired plants and sustain high levels of cold‐related deaths causing a decline in abundance.

Shane, S.H. Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard County, Florida. Report to Florida Power and Light Co., Miami. National Technical Information Service PB versity and abundance in coastal waters (Baker and Hosny ).

Coastal zones located near to the nuclear and ther-mal power stations make use of large volumes of seawater for the cooling of generating units (Jahir Hussain et al. Consequently, marine life system gets affected by heated effluents from power plant which contains biofoul.

Abundance, distribution and use of power plant effluents by manatees (Trichechus manatus) in Brevard county, Florida. Final report, Jan Feb Technical Report Shane, S H.

Deutsch, C. and M. Barlas. Manatee response to the conversion of the FPL Cape Canaveral power plant: Movements, warm-water habitat use, and thermal regime of satellite-tagged manatees during winter Annual Report to Florida Power &.

Kalpakkam coastal area serves as fishing ground, influenced by anthropogenic effluents from its surrounding populations and backwaters. The monthly abundance and distribution of zooplankton and some physico-chemical parameters were investigated in coastal waters near a nuclear power plant, Kalpakkam Zooplankton and surface water samples collected from three different.

Our study was motivated by our work on the endangered Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris (Figure 3).We are interested in determining the spatial distribution of manatees in warm-water refugia, such as power plants effluents, where they aggregate in large numbers during cold weather (i.e., greater than 1, manatees have been counted at some power plant sites during a survey).

vestigated previously. I describe the relationship between manatee distribu tion in the power plant effluents and environmental factors, and discuss the effects of warming trends on manatee use of the effluent zones. Description of Study Area—Manatee distribution, abundance, and behavior were monitored at the FPL and OUC plants and throughout Bre.

atees (Trichechus manatus): abundance and dis-tribution in and around several Florida power plant effluents. Final report prepared for the Florida Power and Light Co., ContractNorth Palm Beach. SHANE, S. Manatee use of power plant effluents in Brevard County, Florida.

Fla. Sci. TUKEY, J. Previous work estimating manatee abundance from aerial surveys have ) around selected power plants in winter.

Marine Mammal Science – CrossRef Google Scholar. Ross S () Stochastic Processes. Wiley and Sons, New York, second edition. Google Scholar. Shane S () Manatee use of power plant effluents in brevard county. This section addresses the two main water treatment issues within power generating plants, i.e.: treating the effluent produced by the sulfur and mercury removal systems and even “deNOx” (removing nitrous oxides) also known as the “ FGD wastewater treatment system”; water reuse treatment systems for make-up process water required for cooling, boiler make-up, etc.

with the focus of. DIFFERENTIAL USE OF TWO WARM-WATER EFFLUENTS BY THE FLORIDA MANATEE (TRICHECHUS MANATUS LATIROSTRIS) AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTIONS THROUGHOUT BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. Laura F. Eldredge. Submitted to the Faculty of. Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. in partial fulfillment of the requirements for.

The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) is an endangered species that migrates to warm water refuges such as natural springs or power plant effluents during the winter months to escape cold water. The Florida Power and Light (FPL) discharge canal in Port Everglades, Ft.

Lauderdale, FL., is utilized as a refuge by overwintering manatees. We are interested in determining the spatial distribution of manatees in warm-water refugia, such as power plants effluents, where they aggregate in large numbers during cold weather (i.e., greater than 1, manatees have been counted at some power plant sites during a survey).

Impact of thermal discharge from a coastal power station (Madras Atomic Power Station, southeast coast of India) on the spatial variability of Donax cuneatus abundance was assessed to determine the impact boundary.

Totally, 20 sites were selected both on south and north side in increasing spatial scale from mixing zone, 12 locations were selected toward south side at a distance from 0 (near.

Living at the northern limits of its geographic range, the Florida manatee is particularly susceptible to cold stress-related mortality during the winter months, with most deaths occurring in the lower two-thirds of the state. Contributing to this cold stress susceptibility is the manatee's limited physiological and behavioral responses available when thermally stressed.

The use of the probability of quasi-extinction as a metric can integrate the threats identified by the five factors, quantify their relativeeffects, and provide an understanding of the trade-offs among them.

Florida manatee populations have experienced a number of unusual events since the last 5-year. The power plant’s net efficiency is simply the heat content of electricity ( kJ/kWh) divided by the heat rate (kJ/kWh) (see Equation 2). (2) The power plant’s heat rate depends on the fuel type used and the specific power plant design.

All the heat put into the plant that is not converted into electricity has to be dissipated somehow to the. "Power-plant overhauls and shutdowns, alterations of industrial and power-plant cooling streams, water withdrawals from the aquifer, alteration of recharge areas, vessel traffic within warm-water discharge areas, restriction of physical access to refugia, and capping of natural springs are some threats which would seriously impact manatees.

STUDY AREA. We conducted an aerial-survey study of Tampa Bay manatees at the TECO Big Bend power plant (coal-fired) at Apollo Beach, Florida, USA, during 3 winters (Dec –Mar ; Fig.

1).The Big Bend power plant was 1 of 5 sites along the west coast of Florida that regularly attracts > manatees during winter (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ). Our study was motivated by our work on the endangered Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris ().We are interested in determining the spatial distribution of manatees in warm-water refugia, such as power plants effluents, where they aggregate in large numbers during cold weather (i.e., greater than 1, manatees have been counted at some power plant sites during a.

Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris (Figure 3). We are interested in determining the spatial distribution of manatees in warm-water refugia, such as power plants effluents, where they aggregate in large numbers during cold weather (i.e., greater than 1, manatees have been counted at some power plant sites.

POWER PLANT WATER USAGE AND LOSS STUDY August Revised May Prepared for: The United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory DOE Gasification Technology Manager: Gary J. Stiegel DOE Project Manager: James R. Longanbach Project Manager: Michael D. Rutkowski Principal Investigators: Michael G.

Klett Norma J. Kuehn. At this northern reach of their range, manatees historically relied upon warm, temperate coastal and inshore waters in south Florida and on natural warm-water springs scattered throughout the area for warmth. Industrial outfalls, including power plant effluents, have expanded the manatees' range in Florida since their appearance in the s.

require fuel storage close to the power plant, and require logistics and infrastructure for transportation. Figure A.1 depicts a typical arrangement of a small diesel engine–powered plant.

Since a conventional synchronous generator is used, special attention to frequency and synchronization is required (see Chapter 10). A.2 DIESEL ENGINE. manatee distribution by latitude and aerial (e.g., Crystal and Hommasassa Rivers, power plant effluents, etc.).

Summer distribution is known to be generally scattered and sparse. Moore The goal of the present study was to provide data on the abundance and distribution of manatees frequenting the poorly studied area from. coal plants use APC technology.7 The NGSA estimates the acreage for APC plants is between and acres and CCS plants is about acres.8 Assuming a high end estimate for APC plants, coal plants in the US required approximatelyacres of land inor acres per megawatt of electricity produced.

Resource Production Land Use. Understanding how nuclear power plant thermal effluents influence the phytoplankton community may provide insights into the potential ecological consequences of global warming.

In the present study, long-term trends in the phytoplankton community structure under the influence of nuclear power plant thermal effluent in the subtropical Daya Bay (DYB) in China were investigated in the summer. Power Plant Electrical Distribution Systems Gary W Castleberry, PE PDH Center Dakota Lakes Drive Herndon, VA Phone: Fax: An Approved Continuing Education Provider Top: Florida manatees form dense aggregations, sometimes in excess of several hundred individuals, to thermoregulate in natural springs and industrial warm-water effluents during winter cold periods.

Here a group of manatees rests in the warmth of a power plant discharge in the northern Indian River Lagoon (photo by Robert Bonde, USGS). Their low.

And the manatees like to swim in this warmed up water! This is the warm water discharge from the power plant. The warm water goes into a canal right next to the power plant.

In the state of Florida declared this canal to be an official manatee sanctuary. It is a winter haven for migrating manatees. Boats and people are not allowed in this.The power industry's trusted source for generation technology, O&M, and legal & regulatory news for coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, wind & solar power plants; power jobs.

After a brief introduction to energy fundamentals including the environmental impacts of power generation, the book acquaints the students with the working principles, design and operation of five conventional power plant systems, namely thermal, nuclear, hydroelectric, diesel and gas s: 5.

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