Critter of the Week: Manatee

Common name: Manatee (West Indian) Scientific name: Trichechus manatus Type: Mammal Diet: Herbivore Status: Vulnerable Geographic range: migratory (east coast of U.S., Florida, Gulf of Mexico) Size: 8 to 13 feet, 400 to 1,300 pounds Life expectancy: about 40 years, up to 60 years “He saw three mermaids, which rose well out of the sea;Continue reading “Critter of the Week: Manatee”