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West Indian Manatee

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Caption: West Indian Manatee
Scientific name: Trichechus manatus
Location: Wikki Watchee Springs, Florida
Copyright: © Riesch / gtphoto
AGPix ID: AGPix_GrTePh23_0359
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Comments: From the Haitian word "manati" comes one of the most beloved words in nature manatee - brings a smile immediately! Related to several species around the globe these gentle giants are protected under federal law in the USA, where just 3,000 remain alive. Believed to have evolved from a wading, plant-eating animal, the average adult reaches 10ft (3m) and weighs in at a whopping 800-1,200lbs (360-550kg)! Wonderfil manatee and springs coverage. Florida agency, marine specialists.

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