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West Indian Manatee

Habitat:

Fresh Water

Notes:

Most of the Manatees are back out in the Gulf of Mexico and The Atlantic ocean. This is an adult on the river.

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5 Comments

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 9 years ago

Well, you may have the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) or you may have the subspecies Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Yes, I think Manatees they are wonderful too!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Occasionally when the temps were right, we could see manatees all the way up in the northern edge of Jacksonville in the inter-coastal waterway. I never saw them on the St. Johns River in Jax, nor did I ever see them in the Destin area or the Choctahatchee Bay area (salt water). They might have been hanging out on the Chatahoochee River or some of the smaller rivers, but I never saw them there. Wonderful creatures.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Yes! Thanks!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

Awe...I love the manatees. Is "the river" Chrystal River by chance?

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Crystal River, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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