Are manatees endangered?

Answer Manatees are an endangered species protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Many manatees are killed as the result of loss of habitat, ingesting... Read More »

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Why should we protect endangered manatees?

In 2007, 400 Florida manatees were killed; boats were the leading cause of death. Manatees fill a specialized niche in the marine world, and saving these gentle giants harms no one.HabitatThe Flori... Read More »

How much do manatees eat?

Every day, manatees eat about 10 to 15 percent of their body weight. Being herbivores, or plant eaters, their diet consists of item such as turtle grass, manatee grass, tape grass, water lettuce an... Read More »

What eats manatees?

While manatees do not have many natural predators, in the wild they can come under attack from such water-based threats as sharks, alligators and crocodiles, depending on which region of the world ... Read More »

What is the speed of manatees?

Manatees are large aquatic mammals that swim rather slowly. On average, they normally swim 3 mph to 5 mph. However, they have been known to swim up to 20 mph in short bursts.Source:Save the Manatee... Read More »