A new method has been made available to determine temperature changes in manatees that are rehabbing or have been rescued. The information, found in a research paper in the Journal of Comparative Physiology is crucial for caregivers of the large mammal. The new method will allow the temperature to be taken from an area of the body that has the greatest amount of temperature fluctuation. When heat from the manatee moves between its body and the surrounding area, a temperature reading can be taken to determine the difference. The experiment has taken shape on two of Mote Marine’s most famous residents, manatees Hugh and Buffett. The fluctuation of body temperatures can affect the health of the manatee.