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West Indian Manatee

Trichechus manatus

Habitat:

Shallow marshy coastal areas

Notes:

My dad and I were fishing on a pier in the Florida Keys when we spotted a wild manatee coming our way. It came up to us and stuck it's nose out and briefly let us pet it before swimming away. The skin felt like rough leather. I was surprised how naturally friendly it was. It was an encounter I will never forget!

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1 Comment

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Hi Crosby,
Can you add this to the mission Endangered Species of the World?

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1399...

Nice shots!

CrosbyMorrow
Spotted by
CrosbyMorrow

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 22, 2012

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