The Anatomy of a Manatee
Skeleton not fat
A majority of a manatee’s body weight does not come from fat or blubber, but from its skeleton. Manatees have a thin layer of fat between the surface of their skin and their muscles. Manatee bones are solid, heavy and help the manatee stay submerged underwater using little energy.
How do you compare?
Average man 5 feet tall 170 pounds
Average manatee 10 feet long 1,000 pounds
Location. 26° 41.59′ N, 81° 46.656′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on Palm Beach Boulevard. Marker is located inside park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Explore Southwest Florida Naturally! (here, next to this marker); The Florida Manatee (here, next to this marker); Why do Manatees Come to Manatee Park ?
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