MICHAEL SZOENYI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICHAEL SZOENYI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in a river. This herbivorous aquatic mammal inhabits shallow coastal waters and estuaries in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a subspecies of the West Indian manatee. Its population is in decline due to the threat of recreational watercraft. Photographed in the Crystal River, Florida, USA.
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