|*Manatee Family – Photo By Fran W.|
*Personal note about the photo: The larger manatee in the photo above is nursing her newborn calf. The larger of the young manatees, to the right of the mother, is learning how to care for the younger manatees. She travels with the mother and helps her care for the younger manatees. It is a truly beautiful site.
Defenders of Wildlife: Florida Manatee – Fact Sheet
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: FWC’s Manatee Program – Find out about a program designed to help manatees.
Wikipedia: Manatee – General information about manatee, including: Taxonomy, description, behavior, ecology and more.
Also on this site: West Indian Manatee – African Manatee – Amazonian Manatee
National Geographic: Manatees – Aquatic life, populations, parenting & diet, threats to survival, photo gallery, videos and more.
National Geographic for Kids: West Indian Manatee – Offers very brief information.
Soundwaves: Fieldwork: Famous Manatee “Chessie” Sighted in Chesapeake Bay After Long Absence – Information about Chessie, a manatee that has been spotted in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Activities To Do
Manatee Curriculum – A curriculum written by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-Floyd filled with information and activities.
Super Coloring Pages: Manatees
Save The Manatees: Printable Coloring Pages – PDF format
Crazy For Jigsaw Puzzles: Manatee – Play online
About: Homeschooling: Manatee: Word Search, crossword puzzle and other manatee related activities.
Cams & Videos
Save The Manatee Club – Wild Manatee Cams at Blue Spring State Park
EarthCam: Manatee Cam
Below, you will find a few of the many videos that can be found in the manatee playlist that has been created for this topic. Enjoy!
Baby Manatee Feeding