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Manatee Eating Lettuce / Jennifer Kennedy

West Indian manatee eating lettuce at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.

Jennifer Kennedy, Licensed to About.com

An herbivore is an organism that feeds on plants. These organisms are referred to as 'herbivorous'. An example of a marine herbivore is the manatee.

The opposite of an herbivore is a carnivore, or 'meat-eater.'


Examples of herbivores in the oceans include manatees, sea urchins and periwinkles.

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