|West Indian Manatee|
|Species||• T. manatus|
|Conservation Status |
They live in southern Florida and sometimes south Georgia. These fragile animals commonly need to be rescued, and often get ran over by speeding boats, which can badly injure them.
The manatee is Vulnerable (VU), meaning it is either Critically Endangered or Endangered.
The West Indian Manatee is very much in danger for many reasons. Many manatees are losing food because of sea walls from houses built on canals, slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, and other coatal areas where manatees live. Another annoyance to the manatees is the fact that many boats going at high speed may catch a manatee and either injure it or even kill it.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|