Florida Manatees Habitat?

Answer The Florida manatee is a marine mammal. Like its land relative, the elephant, it is considered to be gentle. On average they grow to be 10 to 12 feet in length and weigh 1,500 to 2,000 pounds. In t... Read More »

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Are manatees native to Florida?

The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), a subspecies of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) is native to Florida. In the 16th century, Christopher Columbus wrote about seeing... Read More »

How do Florida manatees get their energy?

The Florida manatees derive their energy from eating between 4 to 9 percent of their body weight daily. They are primarily vegetarian and eat things like manatee grass, turtle grass, mangrove leave... Read More »

How many manatees are left in Florida?

According to the Defenders of Wildlife organization, currently there are over 3,000 manatees in the state of Florida. Although known to winter in this southern state, Manatees migrate in summer mon... Read More »

Florida Osprey Habitat?

The osprey, which is also known as the fishhawk, the seahawk and the fish eagle,is a medium sized bird of prey that is found all over the world. The Florida osprey is known for staying in the state... Read More »