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Category: Manatee
The mystery of why Amazonian manatees migrate

A few years back scientists became aware that Amazonian manatees (Trichechus inunguis) migrate from shallow to deep water each year, starting in October or November when the dry season makes the water level decrease in their favoured habitat. A team of Brazilian and British researchers now claim have found out why these mesmerizing creatures undertake a perilous journey to get to a habitat that doesn’t have much to offer food wise.

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Record number of manatees sighted in Florida

The yearly manatee count revealed a record number of manatees this year. The survey counted 3807 manatees which is about 500 more than the previous record from 2001……..

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Dwarf Manatee – World’s cutest creature found in the Amazon?

This might not be news for some of you, but for those of you that has missed it: a new species of manatee might have been encountered by Dr Marc van Roosmalen in the Brazilian Amazon! Not only is this believed to be an entirely new species of manatee; it is also the smallest living member of the order Sirenia, […]

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