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Manatees are one of the most threatened fresh water aquatic mammals. Overhunting, pollution, flood control dams, and high speed pleasure crafts have greatly diminished their numbers. Today some steps are being taken to protect the manatee from becoming extinct. Since manatees are herbivores, they can be used to clear weeds in irrigation canals and the dams of hydroelectric power stations, a benefit to both man and manatee. 12" long and nice and plump

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Historically Florida, Florida's History Shops are operated by Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation described under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, providing financial support for the Museum of Florida History and its historic sites and other special programs of the Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State.