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 net is pulled in along with a captured encircled manatee. Animal handlers are trained in safety procedures not only for the manatee but also for the handlers. The animal is only kept out of the water for a safe, pre-determined timespan.
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