One of the most unusual of all the aquatic life out there is the manatee. You may also hear them called sea cows due to the resemblance they have to such land animals. They lead a very solitary life in the water unless they are mating or they are female with young to care for. They are plant eaters so they really don’t bother any other creatures in the water.
This program provides an introduction to the basic biology and ecology of the Manatee (Trichechus manatus). We will learn firsthand by having personal encounters with manatees as we travel to Crystal River Florida.