Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. An adult male rests on its back upside down while warming near a blue springhead. Many bream, Lepomis spp. are present. The manatee tolerates the bream attention as it is the price to pay for sharing the warm waters. Bream target dermis and dead skin on the manatees Another adult rests in the background near the spring. Tranquil and undisturbed natural scene. Horizontal orientation with blue water, submerged tree roots and rainbow sun rays. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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