Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female manatee rises for a breath in the warm calm freshwater springs. She is reflected in the calm surface as are fish, bream, Lepomis spp. The manatee tolerates the bream as it is the price to pay for sharing the warm waters. Bream target dermis and dead skin on the manatee. Horizontal orientation with reflection, blue water, submerged tree roots and soft sun rays. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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