Manatee images added

Manatee, Trichechus manatus

I have added more manatee images to the database, which now counts 25 images of these cute, cuddly seacows. The images are from Crystal River, Florida and were shot on a trip in 2006.



Posted on Dec 16, 2008

Known to some by its latin name Trichechus manatus, the west indian manatee is quite an impressive animal: It grows to 13 feet and weighs in at 1.300 pounds!

Despite their size they are completely harmless to humans - in fact, they seem to enjoy our company and frequently come close to be scratched!

Cute, huh? Getting to see the manatees of Crystal River, Florida is one of my greatest diving experiences.

Since they are slow-moving, algae and even barnacles tend to grow on their skin, and this is probably why they like to interact with humans.

Herbivores

Manatees live in fresh water during the winter months, but venture out to sea in the summer. They feed on seagrass and plants.

They resemble the dugongs found in the Indo-Pacific, but differ by having a rounded tail (the dugong has a sickle-shaped tail).

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