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Sirenia Vitals & Statistics

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Sirenians are found in warm tropical and subtropical waters.

Florida Manatees roam the vast section of the eastern seaboard of the United States from upper Virginia to the tip of Florida and around to the west coast of Florida to as far as Louisiana. They have been found in Texas (Hou-Manatee), the Bahama Islands, and as far north as New York (Chessie), but these visits are extremely rare.

Antilliean Manatee closely resembles it's northern neighbor the Florida Manatee. Antillean's primarily live along the coastal waters of Mexico, Central America, and the upper northern coast of South America from Venezuela to Brazil. They can also be found around islands of Cuba, Haiti-Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

The Amazonian Manatee, a neighbor of the Antillean Manatee haunts the Amazon River basin, and tributaries of the Amazon throughout northern Brazil.

The West African Manatee can be found along the West, central seaboard of Africa. The range includes Senegal and southward to the Kwanza river (Rio Cuanza) in Angola.
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