Sea Cow Protection Program

Madison Conway

Manatee Summary

Manatees, also know as sea cows, are a renewable resource (an organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally reoccurring processes.

Other definitions

Non-renewable resource – is a resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption.

Inexhaustible resource – is something that cannot be used up, or has limitless energy.

Natural resource – materials or substances such as minerals, forest, water, and fertile land that occur in nature is for economic gain.

Local Florida Places that have Manatees

Why it is important to protect manatees

Manatees are a part of a chain, if they die out the rest of the animals that depend on them will decrease or increase significantly. In the pie graph below, it has the most common and least common deaths of manatees. The most common is undetermined at 26% ( 1,286 manatees) of the population. Close behind is watercraft at 25% (1,200 manatees).
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Crystal River Refuge's "Manatee Manners" for Boaters


Just because one resource becomes extinct doesn't mean we shouldn't care about the next one that does. We need to protect God's creatures, we all function on each other somehow, someway. Manatees are kind and friendly, and frankly are kinda cute, they are not invasive or mean. They are on God's Earth, that should be reason enough to make sure they stay on God's Earth. Even if they do die out, over time it will effect us maybe not now but it will eventually.