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Smaller animals like baby manatees, otters, and birds have been relocated to more secure enclosures.
This riverine labyrinth of dense mangroves and little islands is utterly still—a haven to a variety of species, including manatees, and a bulwark against the coastal erosion.
Viruses are suspected of causing gastric papillomas in beluga whales as well as skin papillomas in Florida manatees and harbor porpoises.
How Science Links Climate Change to Irma’s Wallop: QuickTake Q&A Home to the elusive Florida panther, crocodiles, manatees and the state’s iconic pink flamingos, the Everglades make up much of Florida’s southern tip and is a World Heritage Site.
Or the manatees who were rescued after the storm sucked up water from a bay and left them stranded.
Dugong are large sea mammals that live in the warm coastal waters; they are related to (and resemble) the manatee.
At the Caloosa Cove Resort and Marina, concrete pilings meant to hold the dock in place had been knocked sideways, and three manatees lolled in the water, drinking from an outflow pump spitting water from the dockside.
The community came together to get the manatees onto tapes and drag them back into the water.
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Origin and Etymology of manatee
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
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Definition of manatee for English Language Learners
: a large animal that lives in warm waters and eats plants
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