Why are Manatees Endangered?


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Which of the following vehicles poses the greatest direct danger to a manatee?

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1. Which of the following is a type of toxic algal bloom worsened by human pollution that can kill off manatees?


Why is harassment of manatees a threat to their survival?

A. It may alter the way they eat

B. It may alter their breeding habits

C. It may affect the way they shelter

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The quiz/worksheet combo is useful in checking your knowledge of why manatees are endangered. For the quiz, you need to know about the different threats to this species.

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You can see how much you know about:

  • The most dangerous vehicle to manatees
  • Why harassment of manatees is a threat to their survival
  • Effects of real estate development on manatees
  • Food source for manatees that's being threatened

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a toxic algal bloom that can kill off manatees
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on manatee endangerment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about human threats to manatees

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  • Estimated manatee population
  • Where you could find a manatee
  • Forces decreasing the manatee population