The Manatee-Human Comparison

The Manatee-Human Comparison (HM20QV)

Location: Fort Myers, FL 33905 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 41.59', W 81° 46.656'

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Though a manatee's appearance is far from what you might see in your bathroom mirror, humans and manatee are more closely related than you might think.

Breathe Air
Manatees have lungs just like humans. When active, they surface every three to five minutes to breathe.
When resting, manatee can hold their breath up to 20 minutes at a time.

Mammals
Both manatee and humans are classified as mammals. Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have hair. Mammals give live birth and nourish their young with milk. Manatee calves can remain dependent on thier mothers for milk up to two years.

Bone Structure
A manatee's flippers bones look very similar to the finger bones of a human. However, manatee bones are much heavier.

Hair
The hair of a manatee is distributed sparsely over its entire body.
A manatee has little whisker-like hairs on their snout called vibrissae, which are extremely sensitive.
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422640 N 2952687
Decimal Degrees26.69316667, -81.77760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 41.59', W 81° 46.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 41' 35.4" N, 81° 46' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)239
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33905, US
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