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Manatees

Manatees are strange-looking mammals! They are the only plant-eating mammals in the ocean. Manatees are slow and quiet. They don't jump and play like dolphins.

Manatees are in danger because they like to stay near the shore. When boats go through the water, their propellers get caught on the manatees and kill them. Scientists are trying to save the manatee.

Manatees are also called sea cows, but they look more like a dog than a cow!

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The Spring 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist, focuses on the ocean, including articles on polar research, coral reefs, ocean acidification, and climate. Includes a gorgeous full color poster!

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