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This Florida Manatee, (Trichechus manatus latirostris), was photographed in Crystal River, FL. The manatee, or sea cow, is listed by the World Conservation Union as vulnerable to extinction due to habitat destruction, illegal hunting and collisions with boats. In Florida, experts believe there are only 2,000 to 3,000 left in the wild.
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