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Hatchling Exodus

Hatchling Exodus

After digging out of the nest, the hatchlings locate the ocean by crawling toward the brightest horizon, naturally the water.


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Manatees feed for 6 to 8 hours daily, consuming about 4 to 9 percent of their body weight in wet vegetation, such as seagrass and other aquatic plants.

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