Filmmakers Richard C. and Richard S. Kern explore the history, habitat and behavior of the lovable West Indian manatee


Vocabulary List

  • Sirenia: An order of aquatic mammals which consists of the dugong and 3 species of manatees.
  • Gestation: The carrying of an embryo or fetus inside a female animal, specifically one that gives live birth.
  • Graze: A verb meaning to “feed on growing plants, attached algae or phytoplankton”.
  • Bask: A verb meaning to “lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth”.