Quantcast

Latest Manatee awareness Stories

2009-01-06 16:24:32

A record number of newborn manatee carcasses were recovered by Florida researchers last year, state wildlife officials said. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented 337 manatee carcasses in state waters in 2008. The report said 90 of the deaths were watercraft-related and a record 101 deaths were newborns. The report said a variety of factors could have contributed to the high number of newborn deaths, including...


Latest Manatee awareness Reference Libraries

African Manatee, Trichechus senegalensis
2012-06-19 13:45:47

The African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) is thought to be similar to the West Indian manatee. Its other common names include the seacow and the West African manatee. It is native to Africa, specifically Senegal to Angola and West Africa. Its range also includes Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana, among other regions. They can live in many water habitats including freshwater, oceans, brackish water, and lagoons. However, they will not live anywhere with a temperature...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
Related