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Why Do Manatees Live Near Power Plants?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. At rest, a manatee can hold its breath for up to 15 minutes. 00:18

  2. Manatees cannot survive in water that's less than 15°C (60°F), and will congregate near power plants that discharge heated waste-water. 00:51

  3. Baby manatees can swim on their own about an hour after being born. 01:20