The Manatee-Human Comparison
Manatees have lungs just like humans. When active, they surface every three to five minutes to breathe. When resting, manatee can hold their breath up to 20 minutes at a time.
Both manatee and humans are classified as mammals. Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have hair. Mammals give live birth and nourish their young with milk. Manatee calves can remain dependent on thier mothers for milk up to two years.
A manatee’s flippers bones look very similar to the finger bones of a human. However, manatee bones are much heavier.
The hair of a manatee is distributed sparsely over its entire body. A manatee has little whisker-like hairs on their snout called vibrissae, which are extremely sensitive.
Location. 26° 41.59′ N, 81° 46.656′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on
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 ? (here, next to this marker); Other Visitors to Manatee Park (here, next to this marker); Freshwater Wetlands Habitat (here, next to this marker); The Anatomy of a Manatee (here, next to this marker); Manatee Island (here, next to this marker); Butterflies of Lee County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
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