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Florida Manatee Facts | Florida Wildlife Guide

The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) is a subspecies of the West Indian manatee. This herbivorous mammal is often called a “sea cow” due to its slow, methodical grazing on the bottoms of rivers, estuaries and coastlines. Although their lethargic movements can be almost hypnotic, they are able to reach speeds of 15 miles per hour in short bursts.

They can be over 10 feet long and weigh up to 3,500 pounds. While their skin color is gray, they frequently appear to be green due to algae growing on their backs. They also play host to barnacles when they are swimming in saltwater, but these hitchhikers don’t survive the transition to freshwater when the manatees move to inland waters. They can remain submerged for 20 minutes when resting, but, as mammals, they do need to come to the surface to breathe.

Conservation and educations efforts for the Florida manatee have brought them back from the brink. For years, boat collisions were the biggest threat, either through the impact of a strike or infections resulting from propellor cuts. Boater education has resulted in slower speeds and the avoidance of manatee habitat, reducing these impacts significantly. Over the last 25 years their population in the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico has rebounded from just over 1,000 to over 6,000 individuals. In 2017 they were downlisted from endangered to threatened. This means that they are not in immediate danger of extinction, but they still need to be watched and protected carefully.
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Florida Nature Safari
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Florida Nature Safari

Let wild South Florida surprise you! Discover a mosaic of diverse ecosystems home to a tremendous diversity of wildlife, exploring mangroves, marshes, forests, pristine beaches and clear subtropical waters.
8 Days / Jan–Apr
From $6995
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Whales & Nature Trails of Quebec
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Whales & Nature Trails of Quebec

Discover wild French Canada as we explore mountain heights and glacier-carved gorges in four national parks, and look for whales on private excursions in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Reserve.
8 Days / Jul–Sep
From $6895
Limited to 14 Travelers
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