What’s a Manatee? They’re dark and wrinkly with hardly any hair. They’ve a narrow tail that moves up and down to help them swim. Their two little flippers in their upper body are used to help them eat and to steer when they swim. There are nails in their flippers to help them dig when looking for food.
They are extremely unique creatures. It is said that manatees were once land dwelling animals and that about 50 million years ago they left land for the sea. They continue to breathe air, but slowly developed their own bodies for life in the water. Manatees are the only sea mammals to eat only vegetables.
Although manatees are very large they are among the gentlest creatures. These beautiful animals are very much compromised. A lot of this is do to boating accidents, but there are quite a few different reasons for their falling numbers which are all mostly because of humans.
Manatees may not be as beautiful as mermaids but the gentle, fun loving mammals are amazing in their own right. Nevertheless he told his friends that these”mermaids” weren’t as beautiful as he’d seen in paintings. What he possibly saw were colonies of manatee.
If you would take the time to get to really know these magnificent animals you could not help but fall in love with them as I have.
There are many different avenues you can take if you would like to help save these magnificent creatures. It is possible to adopt a manatee, contribute to a charity, and help keep our waters clean are among some of them.