Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. Series of a mature adult male manatee with scars resting and warming himself over a large springhead. An adult male manatee floats with flippers together in perfect buoyancy over a large spring. He is reflected on the calm surface and so are his ugly propeller scars. Tranquil warm blue freshwater, reflection and rainbow sun rays. Fish gathering below him are mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, and sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus. Horizontal orientation with blue water and rainbow sun rays. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
- © Carol Grant - Oceangrant.com
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