Informational (nonfiction), 1,004 words, Level P (Grade 2), Lexile 850L
Manatees are large, gentle sea mammals that are shaped like chubby dolphins and have pudgy, wrinkled faces. This book describes the various species of manatees, where they can be found, and their behaviors. It concludes with a discussion of the threats to manatee survival and steps being taken to protect these endangered animals.
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blubber, extinct, marine mammals, migrate, predators, protect, sea cows, sea sirens, Sirenia
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