Mother with Young Manatee Calf.tif
On the Spring Equinox 2019, a mother manatee swims around the freshwater warm springs with her appx. two week old calf. Besides the warm water benefits, mother manatees often first orient their young offspring around the safe springs. USGS Manatee Individual Photo-Identification System IDed the mother. I have all the information, contact me, Carol Grant for specific information. Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered IUCN. USFWS downlisted to Threatened in 2017. Kings Bay, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.