Manatee Health Assessments, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA. November 28, 2012, 3:08 pm. Researchers from several federal and state agencies work together to gather data during the manatee capture and health assessments. A mother manatee and her calf swim into Three Sisters Springs after being sampled for the manatee assessments four hours earlier. They are assigned grease pencil marks 19 and 20 along with their sex. This mother and calf was photographed in the net four hours earlier and were kept together and released together.
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