Florida Manatee

Holding its Breath: A manatee comes up for air as often as every 30 seconds, but can stay under water for up to 20 minutes when resting.

Latin name: Trichechus manatus latirostris Where: Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs Length: 8 to 15 ft Weight: Up to 3,500 lbs Lifespan: 50 to 60 yrs Habitat: Coastal wetlands Diet: Aquatic plants Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable) Range: Southeastern United States


Manatee Springs