Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A series of manatees gathering near the warm springs during the bitter cold period of early January 2010. An adult manatee with propeller scar injuries and deep tail lacerations rests and tries to stay warm along with other manatees around the warm blue freshwater of the springheads. An Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura marina swims near the top of the photograph. Vertical orientation with blue water. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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