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  Nighttime Caiman Search, Peru
A caiman is first a reptile, and second a crocodilian, which can reach up to six meters (20 feet) long and prefers the warm, still waters of oxbow lakes and lower rivers.
The fl caiman nest is a compound of tree leaves 1.5 meters in diameter with eggs arranged in two layers that are separated and apparently warmed by rotting leaves.
Caimans can be easily spotted by their eyes’ red reflection in a flashlight beam, a common night activity at many jungle lodges.
www.moon.com /planner/peru/mustsee/caiman.html   (0 words)

  
 Refugio Ecologico Caiman, Brazil
As a nature preserve, Caiman is home to the Projeto Arara Azul (Blue Macaw Project), which is designed to study and assist the development of the endangered species.
The Caiman land is one of the favorite breeding grounds of the colorful bird, with as much as 36 percent of the species’ active nests.
Caiman is also a working ranch and you’ll get the proof of that in the many excellent meals provided for the guests.
www.moon.com /planner/brazil/mustsees/thepantanal/refugioecologicocaiman.html   (0 words)

  
 San Francisco Zoo | Animals | Broad-nosed Caiman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Caiman are excellent swimmers, both on the surface and under water.
The broad-nosed caiman is classified as a medium-sized crocodilian, seldom exceeding 10 feet in length.
Broad-nosed caiman are found in the sluggish streams and muddy bayous of south-east Brazil, reaching inland to Paraguay and Argentina.
www.sfzoo.org /cgi-bin/animals.py?ID=45   (626 words)

  
 NYC police capture 'caiman-in-the-box' - Boston.com
In this case, "the caiman was cold, and we had to warm it up," said Richard Gentles, director of administration for ACandC.
Gentles said the caiman would be turned over to a licensed wildlife care center on Long Island or in New Jersey that specializes in rehabilitation of reptiles and eventually returned to a natural habitat.
Caimans are the most common of all crocodile species, found in lowland and watery environments in a vast region stretching from the southern United States to Brazil, according to one Web site on the species.
www.boston.com /news/odd/articles/2006/11/28/nyc_police_capture_caiman_in_the_box   (493 words)

  
 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Caimans have a transparent 'third eyelid', or nictitating membrane, that covers their eyes as they swim.
Caimans range in size from the dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus), which typically measures 4-5 feet in length, to the fl caiman (Melanosuchus niger), the largest of the caimans, which may reach lengths of 16 feet or more.
Some caiman species construct their nests beside termite mounds, and it is believed that they use the metabolic heat from the termites to keep the nest warm.
www.rollinghillswildlife.com /animals/c/caiman/index.html   (484 words)

  
 CAIMAN
A spectacled Caiman's common name derives from a bony ridge which is found near the front of the eyes appearing to connect the eyes like a pair of spectacles.
Caimans swim very well, mainly using their tails to propel themselves through the water, and also using their webbed feet.
Caimans are also common reptile pets, though the spectacled caiman often grows too large to keep as a pet.
www.wildernessclassroom.com /www/schoolhouse/rainforest_library/animal_library/caiman.htm   (461 words)

  
 Crocodilian Species - Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
Caiman crocodilus has the widest distribution of any species in the Alligatoridae family.
Breeding biology of the spectacled caiman, Caiman crocodilus crocodilus, in the Venezuelan Llanos.
Reproductive ecology of the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in the Venezuelan llanos.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/herpetology/brittoncrocs/csp_ccro.htm   (1353 words)

  
 The Living Edens "Manu" -- Classroom Resources -- The Bite of the Caiman
Small caimans are victims of the pet trade but this is decreasing due to the availability of captive raised reptiles.
The larger caimans are victims of the leather trade taken from the wild.
Juvenile caimans have a ratio of jaw length to overall length of 6 to 1 and adult specimens have a ratio of jaw length to overall length of 8 or 9 to 1.
www.pbs.org /edens/manu/source4.htm   (589 words)

  
 FPL | Spectacled Caiman
Impacts: The Spectacled Caiman may be easily confused with the American alligator, although it is an exotic, non-native species.
Caimans inhabit freshwater marshes, heavily vegetated ponds, lakes, and canals.
Caimans are established in southeastern Dade County, Florida, and have been reported in other areas, such as Everglades National Park.
www.fpl.com /environment/exotic/spectacled_caiman.shtml   (0 words)

  
 Caiman Puts Teeth into Guarding Pot Plants - Science - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A 3-foot-long caiman, a species closely related to the alligator, was found Thursday morning with marijuana plants surrounding the 300- gallon stock tank in which it was kept.
Owning a caiman is legal in Colorado Springs, although an exotic animal license from the humane society is necessary if the caiman is larger than 6 feet long.
Caimans can grow to be 8 feet and eat mostly fresh fish or chicken.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/563641/caiman_puts_teeth_into_guarding_pot_plants/index.html?source=r_science   (414 words)

  
 Caiman
Caiman, originally Blanquillo, was renamed 24 September 1942 and launched 30 March 1944 by Electric Boat Co., Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs.
Pausing at Saipan to put ashore her severely ill commanding officer and embark his relief, the submarine pushed on to the South China Sea, where she combined offensive patrol with lifeguard duty to rescue aviators downed in air strikes on enemy-held territory.
Of Caiman's four war patrols, the last was designated "successful." She received two battle stars for service in World War II.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/c1/caiman.htm   (417 words)

  
 The Caiman - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
A comedy-drama from the Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti, who is best known for the 1993 comedy Caro Diario, it has an unexpected, thought-provoking ending, a mix of genres and a structure that encompasses several films within the film.
The protagonist is Bruno Bonomo, who is not the caiman of the title.
With his rheumy eyes and wobbling jowls, he's the sort of bloke you would take pity on and invite for dinner, except you'd be worried he might never leave.
www.smh.com.au /news/film-reviews/the-caiman/2006/11/22/1163871478381.html   (0 words)

  
 The legend lives: Another caiman captured in NYC - AM New York   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this case, "the caiman was cold, and we had to warm it up," said Richard Gentles, director of administration for ACandC.
Gentles said the caiman would be turned over to a licensed wildlife care center on Long Island or in New Jersey that specializes in rehabilitation of reptiles and eventually returned to a natural habitat.
Caimans are the most common of all crocodile species, found in lowland and watery environments in a vast region stretching from the southern United States to Brazil, according to one Web site on the species.
www.amny.com /news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--crocinthebox1128nov28,0,5661660.story   (535 words)

  
 CiteULike: Economic Incentives for Management of Venezuelan Caiman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Caiman are mostly a quick and easy source of income that complements cattle ranching, and there is little incentive to actively manage caiman populations.
The only evidence that the income from caiman harvests generates economic incentives to protect caiman populations is that landowners sold the skins of caiman illegally hunted in other areas, so as not to reduce their own caiman populations and possibly diminish future hunting quotas.
There is no evidence that caiman harvesting generates economic incentives to protect natural habitat, because caiman benefit from human alteration of savanna habitats associated with the much more economically important cattle ranching activities.
www.citeulike.org /user/pablosinovas/article/894184   (1343 words)

  
 NYC Police Capture 'Caiman-In-The-Box' - Oddities - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not requiring outside help, the 75th Precinct cops gathered up the croc-in-the-box and turned it over to Animal Care & Control, a privately funded organization that handles all manner of animals, wild or domestic, that are lost, injured or in distress.
In this case, "the caiman was cold, and we had to warm it up," said Richard Gentles, director of administration for AC&C. But whoever left it in the box was concerned that nobody got hurt, he said.
For the layman - there's a rhyme with caiman after all - Gentles said the scenario is not a total crock.
www.redorbit.com /news/oddities/747288/nyc_police_capture_caimaninthebox/index.html?source=r_oddities   (490 words)

  
 Digimorph - Caiman crocodilus (spectacled caiman)
Caiman crocodilus prefers wetland and riverine habitats, usually those with slow moving water; although it has adapted to nearly all wet lowland areas.
Caimans are not particularly large, averaging only 2 to 2.5 meters long (occasionally reaching 3 meters in length).
For example, Caiman crocodilus replaced the original name, Lacerta crocodilus; however, some workers prefer a third term, Caiman sclerops, due to the confusion engendered by using crocodilus to describe a caiman.
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Caiman_crocodilus   (595 words)

  
 caiman
During specific night surveys caimans are sighted and their size estimated in order to obtain the proportion of juveniles, young adults and old ones in the population.
The association of caimans with submerged vegetation and protected waters is also confirmed by the fact that the highest caiman densities in lakes are found only at highly spatially heterogeneous shores as those found on the south section of Luna lake (26.5 c/km).
Current caiman populations showed a 2.5 fold increase both for creeks and lakes as compared with 1991/92 census performed by the author (46.2 c/km vs 17.7 c/km for creeks and 14.8 c/km vs 6.4 c/km for lakes) (Waller y Micucci, 1993).
www.unisi.it /wetland/yacare.html   (938 words)

  
 CAIMAN
The CAIMAN method (Classification And Influence Matrix ANalysis) is a classification method exploiting the properties of the diagonal terms of the influence matrix, also called leverages.
asymmetric classifier (A-Caiman), where the method is focused in modelling a selected class (class A) as distinct from all the other objects not belonging to that class (Not-A).
CAIMAN (Classification and Influence Matrix Analysis): a new approach to the classification based on leverage-scaled functions.
www.disat.unimib.it /chm/download/caimaninfo.htm   (245 words)

  
 Digimorph - Caiman crocodilus (spectacled caiman)
Caiman crocodilus prefers wetland and riverine habitats, usually those with slow moving water; although it has adapted to nearly all wet lowland areas.
Caimans are not particularly large, averaging only 2 to 2.5 meters long (occasionally reaching 3 meters in length).
For example, Caiman crocodilus replaced the original name, Lacerta crocodilus; however, some workers prefer a third term, Caiman sclerops, due to the confusion engendered by using crocodilus to describe a caiman.
digimorph.org /specimens/Caiman_crocodilus   (595 words)

  
 caiman
Schneider's dwarf caiman Paleosuchus trigonatus reaches 1.7 m and is reasonably common in the Amazonian rainforests.
Broad-snouted caiman Caiman latirostris is found is found mainly in freshwater swamps and grows up to 3.5 m.
Common caiman Caiman crocodilus is found from southern Mexico to northern Argentina and can grow up to 3 m.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0029647.html   (261 words)

  
 Caimans
Caimans like wetlands such as rainforests or the Amazon river basin.
Caimans belong to the same group because of a bony ridge that is above their eyes.
The Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman is the smallest crocodilian.
library.thinkquest.org /04apr/01293/caimans.html   (483 words)

  
 Pantanal: Caiman Ecological Refuge
Pousada Caiman is an integral part of an expansive cattle breeding ranch and demonstrates the ability of man and nature to co-habitat successfully.
The Caiman Ecological Refuge is comprised of one main Lodge and three additional lodges situated at strategic points about the ranch, each with its own infrastructure and architectural style blending in with its distinctive surroundings.
The main lodges are Pousada Caiman and Pousada Piuva, both located on the main grounds of the ranch, and the two smaller satellite lodges Baiazinha and Cordilheira located 10 miles from each other and from the main lodges.
www.ladatco.com /PAN-CEF.HTM   (518 words)

  
 3.3 Caimans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The average variation in population densities (No./ha of water surface) on 19 farms in the Venezuelan llanos ranged from 57 to 1 119, and crude density (No./ha of farm area) from 0.07 to 15.4 (31, 530, 562).
Hunting: Spectacled caiman are usually hunted at night from canoes, as the hunters can get much closer than in the daytime and can easily find the animals by their eyes which shine red in the torch beam.
The features of spectacled caiman life history, as for the other major reptiles, are high reproductive capacity, high mortality at the egg and neonate stage, a long preamble to sexual maturity and low adult mortality.
www.fao.org /docrep/T0750E/t0750e0b.htm   (1895 words)

  
 Belmont Surprise: Caiman to Start | bloodhorse.com
Caiman's trainer Angel Medina, speaking from Arlington Park Sunday morning, confirmed the riding assignment as he finalized plans for Caiman's van ride from Chicago to New York later Sunday afternoon.
Caiman, who began his racing career as a 2-year-old in Mexico, was brought to the United States for his 3-year-old season.
Caiman, based at Arlington Park, is coming off two straight allowance wins at Hawthorne, one on dirt and one on turf.
tcm.bloodhorse.com /viewstory.asp?id=22742   (377 words)

  
 Amazon Animals reptiles - black caiman photo
Caimans are South American alligators, closely related to crocodiles.
Caimans eat fish and small animals, such as frogs, turtles and snakes.
The caiman is supremely adapted to aquatic life, with eyes and nostrils at the top of the head.
www.junglephotos.com /amazon/amanimals/amreptiles/blackcaiman.shtml   (230 words)

  
 Caiman Alligator Paint Schedule Needed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I would imagine that you have a spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus), but i can't be sure.
Spectacled caimans are named because of a bony growth that forms a protective ring around the eye.
The closest relative to the Caiman is the alligator, and that is because its brother is a purse and its sister a belt and wallet set..........lol I sure hope this helps...
www.taxidermy.net /forums/ReptileArticles/01/0111BFC14E.html   (285 words)

  
 Black Caiman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fl caiman is a close relative of dinosaurs of the Mesozoic era.
The fl caiman silently and patiently waits under the camouflage of water for preys to come along the river to drink.
The fl caiman has been a main target by man, who aims at the possession of the skins.
library.thinkquest.org /C001650/html/text_only_english/ecosystem/black_caiman.html   (158 words)

  
 Haiti: THe Bois Caiman Meeting of 1791
His claim that the Bois Caiman ceremony is a myth fabricated by the malevolent Antoine Dalmas is based entirely on the Mezy plantation, and the Bois Caiman meeting one week later, into one.
His claim that the Bois Caiman ceremony is a myth fabricated by the malevolent Antoine Dalmas is based entirely on the mistaken belief that Dalmas is the sole primary source for the Bois Caiman story.
Boukman fearing that the plot was unraveling, had called his followers to the Caiman woods, on the night of the 22nd, and improvised a ceremony that was partly political agitation and partly blood rite.
www.webster.edu /~corbetre/haiti/history/revolution/caiman.htm   (4073 words)

  
 Fact Sheet for Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus)
In Florida, feral caimans were observed as early as the late 1950's in a canal which extended from Maule Lake to N.W. 27th Ave, in Miami, Dade county, Florida (Wilson and Porras, 1983).
The common caiman is presently considered established and relatively common, especially in drainage canals of extreme southern Florida (Conant and Collins, 1991).
Thorbjarnarson, J.B. Reproductive ecology of the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in the Venezuelan llanos.
nis.gsmfc.org /nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=207   (1733 words)

  
 Iwokrama Research | Black Caiman
Iwokrama has focused on population estimates for Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger; subfamily Alligatoridae) in the Rupununi, Rewa, and Essequibo Rivers in Guyana.
Estimated densities and population structure in this study were compared to data from a 1989 survey of caiman in the Rupununi River.
In addition, we examined the spatial distribution of caiman in the North Rupununi with the objectives of examining potential breeding areas, people-caiman conflict flash points, and possible harvesting areas.
www.iwokrama.org /research/projects/blackcaiman.htm   (214 words)

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