Manatee Facts – Quiz 3

Greetings! This blog is a continuation on the unique Florida manatee (yours truly). This is the third 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. Both state and federal laws protect manatees.

A. False B. True

2. Manatees are currently listed as _________________.

A. Threatened B. Omnivores C. Endangered D. Carnivores

3. To help protect manatees, the country of Belize has banned off shore drilling.

A. False B. True

4. Some marine mammals including manatees may be in danger of extinction due to ________________.

A. Decreased sunlight B. Rising sea levels C. rising pH D. Human activities

5. There are approximately ______ species around the world that are listed as endangered or threatened.

A. 2,215 B. 7,750 C. 975 D. 1,123,750

6. Endangered means that a species is in danger of extinction throughout or a significant portion of its range.

A. False B. True

7. Threatened means that a species is likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future.

A. True B. False

8. The dugong is related to the manatee because of its paddle-shaped tail.

A. True B. False

9. The dugong is found in warm coastal waters from East Africa to Australia, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the _________

A. Gulf of Mexico B. Atlantic C. Pacific D. Caribbean

10. The manatee is one of the smartest marine animals.

A. False B. True


Answer Key

1. B. This is true.

2. A. – Manatees are currently listed as threatened, which means they are likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future.

3. B. – This is true. In order to protect manatees and all sea life within the second largest barrier reef in the world, the country of Belize has banned all off shore drilling.

4. D. – Human Activities. The major increase in coastal development activities from humans is affecting the environment and habitat of the manatee.

5. A. – 2,215 species are listed as endangered or threatened. Of this set, about 615 species are found outside the United States.

6. B. True

7. A. True

8. B. False. The dugong has a fluked tail like a whale and the manatee had a paddle-shaped tail.

9. C. Pacific

10. B. True. Even though the manatee has the lowest brain-to-body ratio of any marine mammal, a study found that the manatee is as adept at experimental task as the dolphin, one of the smartest animals on the planet.

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 …

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

~ Kobee Manatee

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