Heather Spence, Marine Biologist
Orchestrating Coastal Marine Ecology Investigation and Outreach

Heather Spence, Marine Biologist

Manatee Appreciation Day

ManateeHappy Manatee Appreciation Day!

Manatees are marine mammals in the Order Sirenia – named after Greek mythological Sirens. These herbivorous, aquatic ‘sea cows’ spend much of their time eating and sleeping. Slow moving, curious, and with high-frequency hearing, they are very vulnerable to being hit by boats with low-frequency motors. Special care should be taken when boating in manatee habitat.

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