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Manatee Facts – Quiz 4 October 15, 2018

Greetings! This blog is a continuation on the unique Florida manatee (yours truly). This is the fourth installment in a series of quizzes to test your awesome manatee knowledge! Just select your answer from each of the choices under the question. You’ll find the answer key located at the bottom of this blog. OK – are you ready? Let’s go and Good Luck!

  1. The age of a manatee is determined by yearly growth rings in its_______.

A. Mouth gums          B. Ear bones              C. Fingernails           D. Tail

  1. A manatee doesn’t have a daily routine, which it stays with or follows.

A. True                        B. False

3.  When looking at all the mammals in the world, it is only manatees and sloths that have ____  cervical (neck) vertebrae.

A. 24                         B. 3                               C. 18                       D. 6

4.  A manatee cannot turn its head sideways. As a result, it must turn its whole body around!

A. False                      B. True

5. Manatees are smart and seem to know when cold weather is coming in, so they’ll seek out warmer water locations.

A.False                       B. True

 

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Answer Key

  1. B. Just like you count the rings across the diameter of a tree back to get its age, you also count the growth rings in a manatee’s ear bone to get its age!
  2. A. True. Manatees just take it one day at a time. They can actually feed, rest, or travel at any time of the day. Be it dark at night or light of the day!
  3. D. It is only manatees and sloths that have six cervical (neck) vertebrae.Humans and even giraffes have seven cervical vertebrae.
  4. B. True. A manatee cannot turn its head sideways. As a result, it must turn its whole body around!
  5. B. True. Manatees are smart and seem to know when cold weather is coming in, so they’ll seek out warmer water locations. Scientists still don’t know what cues manatees follow that results in this interesting weather-related behavior!

Stay tuned for more manatee quizzes in my future blogs!

If you are in Florida and you see a sick or injured manatee, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: 1-888-404-FWCC. They are the folks who are responsible for rescuing us in Florida.

Here’s the Save the Manatee Club link to learn more about us manatees …

www.savethemanatee.org

Here’s a cool link for you to learn more about how we’re rescued and brought into rehabilitation …

www.wildtracks.org

~ Kobee Manatee

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Robert Scott Thayer

Author Robert Scott Thayer is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children’s genres. Robert has won several International Songwriting Awards including those from Billboard. His newest children’s tune, Kobee’s Song, produced by 2012 Grammy winner Jim Cravero, is fun, upbeat, and has a solid reggae groove. It’s about the clever protagonist, KOBEE MANATEE, in Thayer’s first children’s informational picture book.

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