Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, endangered. A series of manatee release photographs from February 16, 2011. CC the manatee is released for a third time. Orphaned as a small 55 pound manatee in 2006, CC goes through three releases and is rescued a few times before he is to be considred a successful release back into the wild. CC is released this third time with a tracking buoy and a brand on his back. He is now in the front manatee sanctuary along with other tagged manatees on this day of his third release. Horizontal orientation surface photograph of manatees and tracking buoys in the front delineated sanctuary outside of Three Sisters. Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Kings Bay, Crystal River, Citrus County, Florida USA.
- © Carol Grant - Oceangrant.com
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