Manatees are large, marine animals sometimes known as sea cows. Manatees are mainly herbivores and eat over 60 different plant species, such as mangrove leaves and types of algae. Using its divided upper lip, an adult manatee will commonly eat up to 10% of its body weight (about 50 kg) per day. Manatees have been known to eat small amounts of fish from nets.
They measure up to 13 feet (4.0 m) long, weigh as much as 1,300 pounds (590 kg) and have paddle-like flippers
The Bradenton Puppy Raisers Group and Southeastern Guide Dogs main Palmetto, Florida campus are located in Manatee County, Florida.
The Puppy Raiser group recently went to a Manatee Viewing area on the gulf coast of Florida. In the winter time they search for warm waters. This particular viewing area is near generators for a power plant. The water is used to cool the generators and fills the surrounding bay area with warm water.
Bradenton Puppy Raiser Group: Joanne and Lady, Lis and Diesel, Helen and Kita, Deb and Brady, Majorie, Dick and Doc, Meisha and Cory and Dawn, Sean and Bo.
Golden Retriever Lady enjoying the Manatee Gift Shop.
Lis and Diesel near the power plant.