What It Eats It eats sea grasses. It eats water hyacinths. Manatees eat some types of algae. They eat water hydrilla. Florida manatees eat mangrove leaves. West African manatees eat fruit that falls in the water.
Interesting Facts They are endangered species. To prevent this, they have a manatee sanctuary. Or they have a manatee boaters certificate when you buy a boat, you donate a $1.00 to help save the manatees.