Manatee conservation on land and in the Florida springs. Rescued and rehabilitated manatees are regularly released in the safe spring waters. Manatee Health Assessments are held several times a year on land. Human related manatee injuries are sad and alarming.
21 imagesManatee releases at Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. United States Fish and Wildlife Services and other partner agencies. Manatees are fitted with tracking buoys.
31 imagesManatee health assessments conducted by Dr. Robert Bonde, United States Geological Survey, and partner agencies. Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida USA.
22 imagesManatee injuries, most human related. Poignant and thought provoking in the beautiful and tranquil clear blue Florida springs.