This week we started a unit about Manatees. Manatees are endangered mammals. They are related to elephants. They have toenails. They are getting hurt/killed by boat propellers, so people should be careful driving boats. Mother manatees nurse their babies under their armpits. They have little hairs and algae on their skin. They need to breathe air every few minutes, but when they are resting they come up for air every 15 minutes. They eat sea grass. They have no predators. There are only 2,000 left in the world. We hope to adopt one.
We had a great week!