- Manatees are animals that live in warm water.
- Manatees are nicknamed "sea cows."
- A manatee's face is covered with whiskers. Scientists call whiskers "vibrissae."
For Further Exploration
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry herbivore Noun
organism that eats mainly plants.
Encyclopedic Entry: herbivore manatee Noun
threatened marine mammal native to the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
vibrissae Plural Noun
area of land covered by shallow water or saturated by water.
Encyclopedic Entry: wetland