Manatee Health Assessments, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA. November 29, 2012 am. Researchers from several federal and state agencies work together to gather data during the manatee capture and health assessments. A netted manatee flips and splashes after being netted for data and sample acquisition. The assigned handlers are familiar with safety procedures for both the manatee and handlers. The animal is only kept out of the water for a safe, pre-determined timespan.
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