Dr. Doolittles clinic manager at the marine animal veterinary clinic in the Florida Keys needs your help! A reporter has contacted the clinic and will be filming a national news story featuring  manatees and their warm water habits to avoid cold stress and survive during our cold Florida winters.The clinic manager needs you to create 5 PowerPoint Slides on Florida Manatees that the reporter can use for the story. The slides must include basic facts about manatee physiology; what organ they use to navigate in murky water; where Florida Manatees swim in the winter and why it helps their survival; and how Florida Manatee health is assessed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

This assignment will draw from these pertinent websites: (links available in attatched pdf) but please use other sources to cite in presentation 

  • Florida Manatee Program (Links to an external site.)
  • How Do We Track Manatees? (Links to an external site.)
  • Manatees Sea Stats Download Manatees Sea Stats
  • Welcome to the Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership | Wildtracks (Links to an external site.)
  • Making Sense of Manatees (Links to an external site.)
  • Manatee Anatomy (Links to an external site.)
  • West Indian Manatee