A juvenile female, Manisses was tagged on Block Island, RI, on Feb. 14, 2018, by Lauren Gilpatrick and Chris Persico from the Biodiversity Research Institute, in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy. Her name, pronounced mana-sees, was the original Native name for Block Island, and her transmitter was underwritten by generous donations from the public. Manisses was later found dead, and necropsy results showed she was suffering from a massive infestation of a parasitic nematode, which similarly killed many other owls on Block Island that winter.

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