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When manatees were first seen by Columbus, he thought they were mermaids..but he had been at sea for a long time! Today these gentle marine mammals are threatened by loss of habitat and collisions with boats. This video segment explores the endangered manatees of Florida and their struggle to survive, as well as some of the people who are working to save them. Please see the accompanying lesson plan for educational objectives, discussion points and classroom activities.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

Oceanography,NSDL,communication,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Biological science,breathing,Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge,Life Science,Life science,Animals,scar,Social Sciences,boat,Adaptations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-091,Middle School,Crystal River,alligator,storm drain,High School,Cartilagenous fish,History and nature of science,Ecosystems,calf,Informal Education,Sea World,Evolution,Biodiversity,apnea,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120910142024118T,Florida,sea cow,marine mammal,vocalization,Science and technology,Behavior,veterinarian,History/Policy/Law,West Indian Manatee,herbivore,United States,Higher Education,nursing,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Geoscience,Mathematics,Nature of science and technology,Elementary School,Science and society,mermaid,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Pre-Kindergarten,Education,Technology,rehabilitation,seawall

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English

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