Meet the manatee! Learn about how this underwater mammal comes to the surface to breathe. Elementary-aged readers will discover how manatees use their whiskers to search for food. Full color images and clear explanations highlight the habitat, diet, and lifestyle of these fascinating sea creatures. A Portuguese folktale explains how manatees are connected to mermaids. Part of Creative Education's Amazing Animals series, this North American Spanish translation will delight animal lovers and serve both report writers and browsers. Includes table of contents, an index, on-page definitions, and further resources for interested readers.