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Sea Cows Dugongs and Manatees: Sirenia - Habitat

water salt ocean freshwater

Manatees and dugongs live in shallow, warm coastal waters that contain plentiful vegetation. Some manatees exist in estuaries (EST-yoo-air-eez), mouth of a river where fresh water mixes with salt water, others occupy both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazonian manatee lives only in freshwater. The dugong lives in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and the west coast of India, in strictly saltwater habitats. The sea cow preferred an exceedingly cold environment, and history indicates it liked a mix of salt water and freshwater.

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about 9 years ago

manatees are awesome if u get a chance to swim with them or see them up close you would never forget them but more people should respect them and not herase them and actually care !!!

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about 9 years ago

I love manatees and all sea creatures they all deserve the best we can do for them but people don't care if they polut it.

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over 10 years ago

they are soooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!

i love them!