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Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!
Airdate Friday, June 20, 2008 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 (DVD)
Sunday, June 14, 2009 (Noggin)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 3
Episode 7
Written by Rosemary Contreras
Storyboard by:
Carol Datuin
Curt Walstead
Directed by Allan Jacobsen
Previous Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue
"Dora the Explorer": Dora Saves the Mermaids (chronologically)
Next Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue
"Dora the Explorer": Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom (chronologically)

Manatee's Mermaid Rescue! is the 7th episode of Go, Diego, Go! from Season 3.

In production order, it's the 15th episode of Season 3.



Diego reads Baby Manatee his favorite story. There was once a Mermaid City on the ocean floor. But one day, the ground started to shake so much that a mountain started to grow under the city, lifting Mermaid City. Is it really true that mermaids used to be manatees? Find out when Diego and Manatee jump into a book and swim from the forest river to the salty ocean to save Mermaid City!

Animal Sound of Manatees[]



Manatee Facts[]

  • Manatees live in both the ocean and in rivers. They do not live in the grasslands because there's no water.
  • Manatees have flat tails that help them swim. They do not have shells.
  • Manatees love to eat lots of sea plants, not eggs because they're herbivores.
  • Manatees are afraid of crocodiles, not seahorses.
  • Manatees have small eyes, so they can't see in the dark.

Animal Puzzle with Questions[]

  • Does a manatee live in the ocean or the grasslands?
  • Does a manatee have a shell or a tail?
  • Does a manatee eat eggs or sea plants?
  • Is a manatee afraid of crocodiles or seahorses?

Places found by Click[]

  • Seagull Rock
  • Crocodile Swamp
  • Mermaid City


  • This is Mariana's first and only appearance on Go, Diego, Go!. This is also the last time she is voiced by Gabriela Aisenberg before she can voice Alicia in Seasons 4-5.
  • This is the second time Mas Abajo was sung, first being Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue.
  • During the animal end song, Diego doesn't say "Excelente!", he instead says "Yay!".
  • After completing the puzzle during "Let's Review", Diego doesn't say "We solved the puzzle", he instead says "We've finished the puzzle".
  • This episode would be considered Diego's version of the main show's episode "Dora Saves the Mermaids", as it serves as a stand-alone sequel to that episode.
  • Click does not look for animals in this episode, she instead looks at various places until she finds Mermaid City.
  • Diego doesn't use Rescue Pack in this episode.
  • Baby Jaguar and the Bobo Brothers don't appear in this episode.
  • This is the third episode where Diego sings both the Al Rescate song and the Una Adventura song within the same episode. The previous two were Baby Jaguar to the Rescue and Diego the Hero.
  • This is the eighth episode where Rescue Rope is used.
  • This is the second time Diego jumps into a book after Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue, just like Dora and Boots do in the main show, and the stars of fellow Nick Jr. show, Blue's Clues with their "skidoo" segments.
  • This episode premiered on Noggin exactly 2 years after Diego Saves the Baby River Dolphin.
  • Although it premiered in 2008 on DVD and Nickelodeon and 2009 on Noggin, it was produced in 2007 according to the credits.


  • While Diego and Manatee are sliding down to get to the ocean, Manatee did say, "Whee!", but his voice is never heard until it was heard when Diego and Manatee say, "Whee!" one more time before reaching to the ocean.
  • During the Al Rescate song, there are what look to be bottlenose dolphins seen in a freshwater river.
Go, Diego, Go! Season 3
Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm | Kicho's Magic Flute | Rainforest Rhapsody | Gorilla Fun | Rhea is an Animal Rescuer* | Whistling Willie Finds a Friend | Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue | Diego and Porcupine Save the Piñata | The Bobo's Mother's Day | It's a Bug's World | Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival | Diego and Dora Save the Giant Tortoises | Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue* | Manatee's Mermaid Rescue! | Tuga Helps the Moon | Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween! | Egyptian Camel Adventure | A New Flamingo Mami | The Great Polar Bear Rescue
* - Denotes held-back episode