Manatee Appreciation Day Quiz

 
Question - Not Required - 1. Welcome to the underwater world of the West Indian manatee! Let's start off by asking a question you can relate to. The manatee's closest relative is the



 
Question - Not Required - 2. Now for a really big question. How much does an average adult manatee weigh?



 
Question - Not Required - 3. Okay, now it's time to move on. Manatees are somewhat migratory animals. In the summer, they are pretty widely distributed in the coastal waters of the southeastern part of the United States. But in the winter, manatees are found primarily in one state. Which state is it?



 
Question - Not Required - 4. Here's an in-depth statement: Manatees can live in salt, brackish, or fresh water.


 
Question - Not Required - 5. Now for a tough question to chew on. Manatees are herbivores, which means they eat plants. On average, how much vegetation can they eat each day?



 
Question - Not Required - 6. Let's see how much you know about manatee moms. On average, how often does a female manatee bear calves?



 
Question - Not Required - 7. Okay, it's time to lay down the law. Are manatees a protected species?



 
Question - Not Required - 8. Now for some serious business. Each year the manatee population suffers a high number of deaths from many causes. What is the leading human-related cause of manatee death in Florida?



 
Question - Not Required - 9. Manatees may look alike to us, but researchers have a unique way of telling them apart. How do they do it?



 
Question - Not Required - 10. It's wild to see manatees in their natural habitat. And because they are passive animals, it's okay to touch them, feed them, or give them water, right?


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