Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A series of manatee release photographs from February 16, 2011. CC the manatee is released for a third time. Orphaned as a small 55 pound manatee in 2006, CC goes through three releases and is rescued a few times before he is to be considred a successful release back into the wild. CC is released with a tracking buoy and a brand on his back. He is very curious and excited to socialize with other manatee again on the day of this third release. Horizontal orientation with several manatee and reflections. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
- © Carol Grant - Oceangrant.com
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