The West Indian Manatee

Trichechus Manatus

Where It Is From And Why It Is Endangered

The West Indian Manatee can be found off the coast of New Hanover County (Wilmington) NC. This is where I live and I never would have thought that Manatees lived here. the main cause of their endangerment was the hunting of the West Indian Manatee, but a law that prohibited such actions caused a peaceful pause for only a moment. After this pause West Indian Manatees were getting killed by boats and their propellers. Manatees were becoming involved in more and more boating accidents.

What is Being Done

People have created organizations and clubs like the Save the Manatee Club. These clubs and organizations giving manatees sanctuaries and demanding clean water for the sanctuaries so that manatees can live healthier and safer lives.