Save the Manatees

This discussion topic submitted by Anne Stowman ( at 7:13 pm on 3/29/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

For my presentation, I plan to inform the class of the ongoing struggle for survival of the West Indian Manatee throughout the seas surrounding Florida and down along South America. These gentle mammals need our help, and only through education can we better assist them stray from the break of extinction.

A few topics:
-habitat, food, migration patterns, daily life
-causes of endangerment
-research methods performed by scientists that are studying them
-how can we save them?

Reynolds, John E., III, Leon, Mario A., Szelistowski, William A.
Biological Conservation "Status and conservation of manatees Trichechus manatus manatus in Costa Rica." v. 71 no2 ('95) p. 193-6.

Suzik, Holly Ann, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, "Unraveling the manatee mystery." v. 210 (Mar. 15 '97) p. 740.

Sibbald, Jean H., The Manatee. Macmillan Publishing Co., Dillon Press: New York, 1990.

Unterbrink, Mary, Manatees: Bentle Giants in Peril. Great Outdoors Publishing Co.: Florida, 1984.

Matthews, John R.(et al.), The Official World Wildlife Fund Guide to Endangered Species of North America. Beacham Publishing Inc., Vol I Plants and Animals, 1990.

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