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Endangered Ocean: Manatees

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There are three manatee species worldwide: West Indian, West African, and Amazonian. These large creatures average 10 feet long and 1,200 pounds; however, they are incredibly graceful aquatic animals. They also play an important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem, but they face two major threats: loss of habitat and collisions with boats and ships. Part of the "Endangered Ocean" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 24 seconds

Close up of a sawfish on the ocean floor. It has a large flat body with a long tooth-lined shaft from the mouth. Caption: (male narrator) Sawfish are large, shark-like rays
Endangered Ocean
Episode 1
2 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person on boat holding a rope attached to a whale in the water. Caption: But steps continue to be taken to help protect this species.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 2
2 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Human hand holding a small, thin brown shark. The shark fits neatly into the palm of the hand. Caption:  Photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution. Caption: the small dwarf lantern can fit in the palm of your hand.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 3
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of a sea turtle swimming on the ocean floor. Caption: There are seven different species of sea turtles,
Endangered Ocean
Episode 4
2 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Manatee swimming in the water. Person in scuba gear in the background. Caption: Manatees are actually incredibly graceful creatures.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 6
2 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Tryptic of a coral reef, ice shelf, and seal on a beach. Caption:  Endangered Species Act. Caption: under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
Endangered Ocean
Episode 7
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

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    Katie O. (Oceanside, CA)
    October 8th, 2020 at 05:01 PM

    This is an excellent film regarding Manatees. I recommend it as a supplement if you are teaching any kind of biology.