Manatee Fantasea Road Show
How Slide Show is Used.
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This program is used with a third-grade, in-classroom prese...
Trichechus
(trick-cake-us)
manatus
(man-a-tuss)
Latirostris
(lat-i-ros-tris)
Adaptation
Characteristic,
that allows an
individual to
better survive in
its environment
Original European
settlers thought
manatees were
mermaids
Size
• 10 feet Long
• Between 800
to 1300
pounds
• Dense bones
• Females
larger than
males
Q1 A
Dense
Bones

help to submerge
or go underwater

Q1 B
Eyes
•Both side of
head
•Near-sighted
•Sees only
blue, green
and grey

Q2 A
Nictitating
Membrane
• Inner
membrane
like swim
goggles
• Protect eyes

Q2 B
Nostrils

Flaps or valves
that close to
keep water out.

Q3
Lungs

•Whole length
of body
•Help to float
•Lots of
muscles on
both side to
help breath in
and out
quickly.
Q4
Mouth/Lips
• Use
similar to
elephant’s
trunk
• Hairs used
too
Q5
Teeth
• Two rows on top and
bottom
• 6 to 8 teeth in each row
• Replaced as they wear downQ6
Feeding

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•
•
•

Special digestive system to digest plants
Gland with mucus to coat sand
10 to 15% of body weight
Or, 100...
Food

Turtle Grass

Manatee Grass

Q8
• Wrinkled skin
• Grey color

Q9 A
Camouflage
Something (such as color or shape) that
makes an animal difficult to see in the area
around it.

Q9 B
Flippers
• Steer with
2 front
flippers
• Use to hold
food
Q10 A
Tail
• Moves up
and down
• Usually
swims
about 3 to
4 mph
Q10 B
Nails
• Like
elephant
cousin
• Put food in
mouth
Q11
Hearing
• Tiny ear
opening
behind eyes
• Sound waves
enter jaw
• Hairs on body
Ear Bone
Q12
Sounds
• Chirp, whistle,
or squeak
• Usually
between
mother and
calf
Q13
Submerging
• Up to 15 to 20 minutes at one time
• Normal heart rate 50-60 beats per
minute
• Slow heart rate to 8 beats pe...
Life Span

Up to 50 years if
stays healthy

Q15
How
many
left?

• 2011: 4, 834 left
• 2012: 829 died.
Highest mortality was
are Brevard and Lee
counties

Q15
How can you Help?
Don’t throw
fishing line
or litter in
the water.
Watch but don’t harass.
Be careful when boating.
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This slide show is used with a third-grade, in-classroom presentation given to teach about manatees, their habitats and endangered status. It supports an interactive "press conference" where students as a manatee questions. Students are provided with scripted questions and the manatee or manatee expert answer these questions. As the conclusion of the program students may ask their own question. This presentation also reinforces or introductions the concept of adaptations for survival.

This program is part of the in-school programs provided by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, Punta Gorda, FL.

This slide show was developed in PowerPoint and the automatic progressions or animations may not be retained in the Slide Share version.

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Manatee Fantasea Road Show

  1. 1. Manatee Fantasea Road Show How Slide Show is Used. • • • • • This program is used with a third-grade, in-classroom presentation. Students act as reporters at a news conference where a manatee (puppet is used) is interviewed. Students are provided with questions and these slides support the scripted questions/answers. Questions/answers provide students with information about manatees, their habitat and endangered status. They also provide information about adaptation and help students understand adaptation better. At the conclusion of the scripted questions, students may ask their own manatee questions. The first opening slides are used to be sure students understand the pronunciation of the scientific name for manatees and review their understanding of what an adaptation is. Script for slideshow was originally developed by Monica Dorken and this slide show was developed by Eileen Tramontana. Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, FL 941-575-5435
  2. 2. Trichechus (trick-cake-us) manatus (man-a-tuss) Latirostris (lat-i-ros-tris)
  3. 3. Adaptation Characteristic, that allows an individual to better survive in its environment
  4. 4. Original European settlers thought manatees were mermaids
  5. 5. Size • 10 feet Long • Between 800 to 1300 pounds • Dense bones • Females larger than males Q1 A
  6. 6. Dense Bones help to submerge or go underwater Q1 B
  7. 7. Eyes •Both side of head •Near-sighted •Sees only blue, green and grey Q2 A
  8. 8. Nictitating Membrane • Inner membrane like swim goggles • Protect eyes Q2 B
  9. 9. Nostrils Flaps or valves that close to keep water out. Q3
  10. 10. Lungs •Whole length of body •Help to float •Lots of muscles on both side to help breath in and out quickly. Q4
  11. 11. Mouth/Lips • Use similar to elephant’s trunk • Hairs used too Q5
  12. 12. Teeth • Two rows on top and bottom • 6 to 8 teeth in each row • Replaced as they wear downQ6
  13. 13. Feeding • • • • Special digestive system to digest plants Gland with mucus to coat sand 10 to 15% of body weight Or, 100 to 150 pound per day Q7
  14. 14. Food Turtle Grass Manatee Grass Q8
  15. 15. • Wrinkled skin • Grey color Q9 A
  16. 16. Camouflage Something (such as color or shape) that makes an animal difficult to see in the area around it. Q9 B
  17. 17. Flippers • Steer with 2 front flippers • Use to hold food Q10 A
  18. 18. Tail • Moves up and down • Usually swims about 3 to 4 mph Q10 B
  19. 19. Nails • Like elephant cousin • Put food in mouth Q11
  20. 20. Hearing • Tiny ear opening behind eyes • Sound waves enter jaw • Hairs on body Ear Bone Q12
  21. 21. Sounds • Chirp, whistle, or squeak • Usually between mother and calf Q13
  22. 22. Submerging • Up to 15 to 20 minutes at one time • Normal heart rate 50-60 beats per minute • Slow heart rate to 8 beats per minute or every 7.5 seconds. Q14
  23. 23. Life Span Up to 50 years if stays healthy Q15
  24. 24. How many left? • 2011: 4, 834 left • 2012: 829 died. Highest mortality was are Brevard and Lee counties Q15
  25. 25. How can you Help?
  26. 26. Don’t throw fishing line or litter in the water.
  27. 27. Watch but don’t harass.
  28. 28. Be careful when boating.

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