Translation of manatee in Spanish:

manatee

manatí, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmanətiː//ˌmanəˈtiː//ˈmænəˌti/

noun

  • 1

    manatí masculine
    • Such encounters are so common that researchers are often able to identify manatees from their scar patterns.
    • Imagine what a giraffe, or an elephant, or a manatee looked like to the first Europeans to see them.
    • They provide food and shelter for thousands of species, including endangered manatees, dugongs and sea turtles.
    • Like deer in the headlights of an oncoming car, manatees have poor avoidance strategies when in the path of danger.
    • He actually adopted a tree in the tropical rainforest and a manatee down in Florida.
    • In recent years, a manatee traveled to New York and another swam up the Mississippi River!
    • The diet of the captive manatees used in this study consists principally of romaine lettuce.
    • Monkey River is 45 minutes to the south by boat, through mangrove estuaries that are home to manatees.
    • Because manatees move freely along the coast, they are ideal indicators of environmental change.
    • The gestation period is one full year for manatees, and cows give birth only once every 3 to 5 years.
    • He is hoping to test a prototype device with manatees in the natural environment under highly controlled research conditions.
    • While conducting night surveys for crocodiles, Klein sighted three manatees in Laguna Siksa.
    • Native animals range from the jaguar and howler monkey to the manatee, and there are more than 290 species of birds.
    • The largest population of manatees is found in Florida, where approximately 2,000 individuals now live.
    • This year the two projects will focus on Florida manatees and wild lions in Kenya.
    • There are three species of manatees, including the West Indian manatee.
    • Tell the class that early explorers in Florida thought manatees were either mermaids or monsters.
    • But the manatees swam along the shore and the people followed the manatees all of the way down here.
    • Some manatees seek shelter here in the Suwannee River, which runs through northern Florida into the Gulf of Mexico.
    • The death toll was 325, with careless boaters killing 81 of those manatees.