Calf Plays With Mother Manatee
Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A male calf engages in intimate play with its own mother. This behavior is thought to be a signal to the mother it is time to wean her calf. Another manatee swims in the background. Fish, bream, Lepomis spp. are present. Horizontal orientation with blue water, warming sun rays, tree roots and reflection. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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