Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female snorkeler has a curious female manatee rub on her wetsuit on a cool Florida day. Facing forward towards viewer. Vertical orientation and polite, passive observation, no touch. Even when no-touch observations are practiced some manatees are overly curious. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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