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Meet The Manatee Quiz - Quiz

How much do you know about this plump, plant-eating water-dwelling mammal? Test your smarts with our on-line quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What harbor was briefly home to a manatee in August 2006?

    • A.

      Rock Harbor in Orleans

    • B.

      Quisset Harbor in Falmouth

    • C.

      Wychmere Harbor in Harwich Port

    • D.

      Barnstable Harbor

    Correct Answer
    B. Quisset Harbor in Falmouth
    Explanation
    Quisset Harbor in Falmouth is the correct answer because it was briefly home to a manatee in August 2006.

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  • 2. 

    How many species of manatees are there in the world?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    There are three species in the world. The West Indian manatee is found in the Southeastern United States, primarily Florida, and the coastal waters of Central America, Eastern Mexico and the Greater Antilles.

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  • 3. 

    What long do adult manatees grow?

    • A.

      2-3 feet

    • B.

      5-7 feet

    • C.

      9-10 feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 9-10 feet
    Explanation
    Adult manatees can grow up to 9-10 feet in length. Manatees are large marine mammals that can weigh up to 1,200 to 1,800 pounds. They have a round, cylindrical body shape and a paddle-shaped tail. Their size allows them to navigate through shallow waters and graze on aquatic plants. Manatees have a slow growth rate, and it takes several years for them to reach their full adult size.

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  • 4. 

    Do manatees have snouts with whiskers?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Manatees do have snouts with whiskers. Snouts are elongated, flexible, and sensitive, allowing them to explore their surroundings and locate food. The whiskers, or vibrissae, are located around the snout and are used to detect movements and vibrations in the water, helping the manatees navigate and find food. These specialized features are important adaptations for their aquatic lifestyle.

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  • 5. 

    How far north do manatees usually go during the summer months?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Virginia

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Maine

    Correct Answer
    B. Virginia
    Explanation
    Manatees usually do not go as far north as Maine or New York during the summer months. While they may occasionally be spotted in North Carolina, Virginia is the farthest north that manatees typically travel during this time.

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  • 6. 

    Is it true that manatees do not tolerate temperatures below 68 degrees for extended periods of time?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Manatees are known to be sensitive to cold temperatures. They are warm-water marine mammals and prefer water temperatures above 68 degrees Fahrenheit. When exposed to colder temperatures for extended periods, manatees can experience cold stress, which can lead to health issues and even death. Therefore, it is true that manatees do not tolerate temperatures below 68 degrees for extended periods of time.

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  • 7. 

    How big is the manatee population in U.S. waters?

    • A.

      1,000

    • B.

      2,000

    • C.

      3,000

    • D.

      4,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 3,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3,000. This suggests that the manatee population in U.S. waters is estimated to be around 3,000.

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  • 8. 

    How old do manatees live to be?

    • A.

      20 years old

    • B.

      40 years old

    • C.

      60 years old

    • D.

      80 years old

    Correct Answer
    C. 60 years old
    Explanation
    Lifespan is estimated at 60 years.

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  • 9. 

    What is a cause of death for manatees?

    • A.

      Loss of habitat

    • B.

      Boat collisions

    • C.

      Cold temperatures

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    Manatees face multiple threats that can cause their death. Loss of habitat is a major cause as it leads to a decrease in their food sources and disrupts their migration patterns. Boat collisions are another significant cause of death for manatees, as they often occur in areas where boats and manatees coexist. These collisions can result in severe injuries or fatalities for the manatees. Additionally, cold temperatures can be fatal for manatees, especially when they are exposed to prolonged periods of cold weather. Therefore, all of the above options are causes of death for manatees.

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  • 10. 

    What color are manatees?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Gray

    Correct Answer
    D. Gray
    Explanation
    Gray skin covers their rounded bodies, and they slowly swim with two flipper-shaped forelimbs, and a flat, paddle-like tail.

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