Manatees

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*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.
 
General Information
 
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
 
 
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

 

Meet Snooty the Manatee

 

Ocean Stories 2 – Manatees and Molas

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