Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A manatee has its snout moving around in the sand with trees above and patterned sun rays. Researches theorize this behavior is sieving through sand to get minerals or nourishment , or it could be scrubbing its mouth or teeth, or maybe it just feels good as the snout is very sensitive. Vertical orientation split image. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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