Manatee Young

Manatee Young (HM20RP)

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° 46.666'

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Manatee Mating
Female manatees reach sexual maturity at age 3 but will not breed successfully until 6 to 10 years of age. Males are sexually mature at age of two. Manatee mating herds are made up of sexually mature males and female. Within any given mating herd of manatees, there will be more males than females. Many male will court one female manatee within a breeding herd from a week to one month. Only persistent males will be successful.

Reproductive Rates
Manatees reproduce very slowly. Female carry the young up to 13 months before giving birth and usually produce a single calf with each pregnancy. Although calving occurs year round, there is generally a two to five-year span before females reproduce again.


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Calves will remain dependent on their mothers for up to two years. Young manatee calves nurse from their mothers under water and are able to begin nibbling on aquatic vegetation a few weeks after birth.
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HM NumberHM20RP
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422623 N 2952687
Decimal Degrees26.69316667, -81.77776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 41.59', W 81° 46.666'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 41' 35.4" N, 81° 46' 39.96" 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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