The numbers are growing and that is our best argument
to keep our navigatible waterways free of unnecessary laws. [/B][/QUOTE]
The aerial survey counting technique does a Fairly accurate job, but is still not a complete way to count "Sea-Cows", because the planes and "copters" only fly over areas where Manatees seek refuge during the cold spells.
BUT, you last statement sums it up very well!!
I read here in OSO a couple of weeks ago, that they found a Manatee swimming in the "James River" in Va.? I hope that doesn't spell trouble for you folks up there!