Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A young female manatee forages in early October before many manatee gather at Three Sisters Springs. There is usually little edible vegetation in the springs, but early in the season this manatee enjoys a substantial snack of aquatic grass, etc. Horizontal orientation with beautiful blue spring water, reflection and cypress tree roots. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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