What is a Manatee?

Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. These animals are generally seen as only slow and "lazy," but manatees are critical in the process of keeping our ecosystems balanced and leveled. Manatees live in slow-moving bodies of water such as rivers, bays, and inlets - they can survive in fresh and salt water. 

As supporters of Mote Marine, we suggest you also check out the Aquarium and support their research efforts. 



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