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Manatee we passed while canoeing along Weeki Wachee river in Florida. This manatee was a mother grazing in the gass while her pup was a little farther up river. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture a photo of the pup.
Manatees can be found in shallow, slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, canals, and coastal areas. Especially in areas with an abundance of sea grass or freshwater vegetation.
--Manatee are an endangered species-- Manatees are killed in the hundreds every year. The leading cause of death is wounds inflicted through boats/propellers striking manatees.