Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. February 16, 2011, CC the manatee is released for a third time. Orphaned as a small 55 pound manatee in 2006, CC goes through three releases and is rescued a few times before he is to be considred a successful release back into the wild. CC is released with a brand and tracking buoy. Right after CC swims out of the stretcher he becomes a little disoriented. Horizontal orientation split image with personnel who helped release him from USFWS, United States Fish and Wildlife Services, USGS, United States Geological Survey, Lowry Park Zoo and Sea to Shore Alliance, etc. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
- © Carol Grant - Oceangrant.com
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