Little Manatee Tail and Big Manantee Tail
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Size difference in manatee calf and manatee mother tails. Manatee calves stay with their mothers for nearly two years. They learn everything from her, including the best times to surface for a breath. Being very curious creatures they investigate their environment. This is a peek at an undisturbed, natural behavior while this manatee winters in the freshwater springs. Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA. IUCN Red List: Endangered. USFWS implemented downlisting to Threatened 2017: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22106/0.
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Carol Grant, Citrus County, Crystal River, Florida, Three Sisters Springs, Trichechus manatus latirostris, herbivores, manatees, mother and calf, manatee baby, marine mammals, oceangrant.com, sea cows, springs, threatened, underwater, underwater photography, www.oceangrant.com, ©CGrant, ©Carol Grant