Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. This adult is surrounded by fish, bream, Lepomis spp. The manatee is tolerating the fish attention as it is the price to pay for sharing the warm waters. Bream target dermis and dead skin on the manatee. Pink residue on the manatee is from chalk marks applied by researchers or officials. Vertical orientation with reflection and soft light rays. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
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