Manatees

*Manatee Family - Photo By Fran W.
*Personal note about the photo: The larger manatee in the photo above is nursing her newborn calf. The larger of the young manatees, to the right of the mother, is learning how to care for the younger manatees. She travels with the mother and helps her care for the younger manatees. It is a truly beautiful site.

General Information

Defenders of Wildlife: Florida Manatee - Fact Sheet

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: FWC's Manatee Program - Find out about a program designed to help manatees.

Wikipedia: Manatee - General information about manatee, including: Taxonomy, description, behavior, ecology and more. 

National Geographic: Manatees - Aquatic life, populations, parenting & diet, threats to survival, photo gallery, videos and more.

National Geographic for Kids: West Indian Manatee - Offers very brief information.

Activities To Do

Manatee Curriculum - A curriculum written by Maia McGuire and Ruth Francis-Floyd filled with information and activities.

Super Coloring Pages: Manatees

Save The Manatees: Printable Coloring Pages - PDF format

Crazy For Jigsaw Puzzles: Manatee - Play online

About: Homeschooling: Manatee: Word Search, crossword puzzle and other manatee related activities.

Cams & Videos


EarthCam: Manatee Cam

Below, you will find a few of the many videos that can be found in the manatee playlist that has been created for this topic. Enjoy!

Baby Manatee Feeding


Meet Snooty the Manatee


Ocean Stories 2 - Manatees and Molas


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