Learn more about the manatee or sea cow by playing this game.
Manatees are also at risk from the loss of warm water habitat. Manatees can't regulate their body temperature in cold waters. Conservationists are concerned about the rapid decline of Florida's manatee populations. Scientists are looking for new ways to save sea cows.
Manatees are marine mammals. They look similar to cows in size and shape, but they live a slow, grazing life. They eat grasses that they find appealing and are restricted to shallow water. Manatees, unlike their cow-like cousins, are smaller than they used to be and therefore more fascinating to study and observe.