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A warm bath for a sea cow. One of many manatees just outside the Manatee Viewing Center near Tampa bay, Fl. Geotagged,Trichechus manatus,United States,West Indian manatee Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A warm bath for a sea cow.

One of many manatees just outside the Manatee Viewing Center near Tampa bay, Fl.

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  1. How cool! Posted 4 years ago

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The West Indian manatee is a manatee, and the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia .

The West Indian manatee is a species distinct from the Amazonian manatee , and the African manatee . Based on genetic and morphological studies, the West Indian manatee is divided into two subspecies, the Florida manatee and the Antillean or Caribbean manatee . However, recent genetic research suggests that the West Indian manatee actually falls out into three groups, which are.. more

Similar species: Manatees And Dugongs
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Uploaded Jan 16, 2015. Captured Jan 10, 2015 13:40 in 603 Big Bend Road, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, USA.
  • DMC-FZ200
  • f/4.0
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO100
  • 108mm