12th April 2012
MANATEESOrder Sirenia
• Found in coastal areas protected from wind/storms• Vegetarians• Need warm water (> 68° F)• Harmless and slow• Killed frequently by boat strikes• Range: extinct in most of range, found in US in Louisiana - Virginia• Size: 13 ft, 3500 lbs• Lifespan: 50 - 60 years• Birth rate: 1 calf every 2 - 3 years per female• Population = Endangered

MANATEES
Order Sirenia

• Found in coastal areas protected from wind/storms
• Vegetarians
• Need warm water (> 68° F)
• Harmless and slow
• Killed frequently by boat strikes
• Range: extinct in most of range, found in US in Louisiana - Virginia
• Size: 13 ft, 3500 lbs
• Lifespan: 50 - 60 years
• Birth rate: 1 calf every 2 - 3 years per female
• Population = Endangered


I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist.
I have a fierce love for all living things, a very broad sense of humor, and I'm likely too passionate for my own good.
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