Quietly, but swiftly, the plump, dark animal glided across the water
while making sounds comparable to that of the squeaks and squeals of a whale
("Florida Manatee" 1). Some would say these aquatic mammals are the ugliest
thing below the surface, others would say that these animals are beautiful and
resemble portly mermaids, but no matter what anybody says about the manatees,
they are unique creatures (Ray and Ciampi 315). They are mammals that are
completely harmless, they feed mostly on sea grass and sometimes small
underwater creatures like shrimp (Berrill 212). It is a shame for these
creatures to be on the endangered species list.
Looking at the physical aspect, these animals are incredibly uncommon,
and like no other creature on earth. These majestic beasts can float across the
water amazingly fast for its size ("Florida Manatee" 1). They can weigh up to a
ton, and get as long as fifteen feet. They are almost de...