On the Spring Equinox 2019, a mother manatee swims into the freshwater warm springs with her appx. two week old calf. The mother manatee is keeping her calf safe beside her while moving from Big Sister Spring to Pretty Sister Spring. USGS Manatee Individual Photo-Identification System IDed the mother. I have all the information, contact 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.
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