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West Indian Manatee

Trichechus manatus latirostris

Description:

The springs in our area are 72 degrees year-round, so the manatees love it. They are especially attracted to the Crystal River/Homosassa area because our power plant warms the waters and attracts them. They then swim up the rivers into our springs. The wildlife park allows in wild manatees and has a few captive ones that must remain in the park because of their injuries.

Habitat:

Fresh water at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park


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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.78, Long: -82.62

Spotted on Dec 26, 2014
Submitted on Dec 31, 2014

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