Essay On Manatees

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Mathew K Manatees are very interesting animals, there size for instants, they are massive animals. Manatees are credited with being the tale of mermaids. They are related to elephants, and hyraxes (a thickset animal kind of resembling a gopher), but they are often referred to as sea cows. Manatees vocalize with chirps, squeaks, and whistles. Manatees are very graceful swimmers but many don’t know because of their massive size. Manatees really are spectacular beasts with their astounding size. Manatees get to be 13 feet long and up to 1,200 lbs; they are gray, thick,and fat in the middle and start to thin out to a paddle-like tail. Large adults can grow up to 4 meters (about 13 feet) and 800-1,200 lbs: This helps them because they have no natural predators. There habitat is full of predators like a crocodile. A manatee’s habitat is beautiful and very warm (for water). They live in shallow rivers, bays, and…show more content…
If manatees didn’t migrate they would get too cold. If manatees didn’t migrate they would get pneumonia and die. Manatees migrate from as far as North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and the Everglades. All manatees have to migrate at all ages or they will die. There are 4 stages in a manatees life cycle. Manatees are born of live young, their mother takes care for 2 years, then they are ready for mating, and then they are a adult. There mother takes care of their offspring for its first 2 years of life. Manatees can live up to 60 years old. Manatees don’t have a very interesting life cycle. There are many unique things about manatees. They can be 13 feet long, 800-1200 lbs; and can live to be 60 years old. A manatees mother takes care of it for it’s first 2 years and is ready for mating at about 4 years of age. manatees have no natural predators but are still endangered. There are some really cool things about manatees which is what makes them really unique

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