Manatees' marvelous sense of touch

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:07 am

SARASOTA, FL - They may not have hands, but the manatees that call the Suncoast home have an incredible sense of touch.

The results of a new research project at Mote Marine Laboratory show that manatees can sense tiny ripples in the water much better than other marine mammals. This highly sensitive use of their facial whiskers is likely a critical element for their ability to survive in the wild.

ABC 7 Reporter John McQuiston will bring you more on this fascinating find.

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