How do manatees sleep?

Answer Manatees are animals that spend their entire lives in water, yet breathe air; as marine mammals, their sleeping habits must allow them to remain in the water without drowning.SleepingManatees sleep... Read More »

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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 is the scientific name of manatees?

There are three main species of manatee: Amazonian manatee, West African manatee, and West Indian manatee. The Florida manatee is a subspecies of the West Indian. Their scientific names are as foll... Read More »

What do manatees need to survive?

Manatees are marine mammals, meaning they spend their entire lives in water; although they are warm-blooded, manatees never come onto land. As a result, they have specific behaviors and require par... 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 »