Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A female snorkeler is observing a manatee who is investigating the ridges on her snorkel with its snout. Even when no-touch observation is followed some manatees can be very curious and investigative. Horizontal orientation and polite, passive observation, no touch. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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Carol Grant, Citrus County, Crystal River, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, Three Sisters Springs, Trichechus manatus latirostris, color image, curiosity, curious, cute, endangered, herbivores, interaction, manatees, marine mammals, ocenagrant.com, outdoors, passive, passive interaction, passive observation, snorkeler, snorkelers, springs, underwater, ©Carol Grant
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