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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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Hit-and-run victims on Florida’s busy waterways, injured manatees maintain vital buoyancy only with the aid of inflatable wet suits at Orlando’s Sea World.

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A snorkeler reaches out to a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered manatee (Trichechus manatus) in Florida.

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Tourists watch manatees in the shallow waters near a coal-fired power plant in Apollo Florida.

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Tourists watch manatees in the shallow water near a coal-fired power plant in Apollo, Florida.

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Tourists watch manatees in the shallow waters near a coal-fired power plant in Apollo Florida.

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Endangered Florida (or West Indian) manatee shown in the wild.

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Endangered Florida manatee munches on a carrot from his caretakers at Sea World in Orlando, FL. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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Endangered Florida manatee in the wild. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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Endangered Florida manatee in the wild. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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Endangered Florida manatee in the wild. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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Endangered Florida manatee in the wild. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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Endangered Florida manatee in the wild. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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The endangered Florida (West Indian) manatee, shown in the wild.

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