The endangered Florida manatee, numbering fewer than 3000, has no natural enemies. Many injuries and deaths are caused by recreational boat propellers.
|A mother and calf? They stay together about 2 years.
|Difficult to see when just under the surface of the water, but within reach of boat propellers.
|Their powerful tails propel them through the water as quickly as 15mph for short periods.
Previous manatee photographs.
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