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

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Red wolf in a captive breeding program at the Tacoma Park Zoo in Washington state.

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A red wolf pup is netted for easy handling at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

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Native American dip-netting for salmon on the Klickitat River (a tributary of the Columbia) in Washington.

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The endangered El Segundo blue butterfly clings to survival at the foot of a runway at LAX.

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An endangered American burying beetle crawls over a dead mourning dove. (Hwy 47, near Gothenburg, NE.)

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A juvenile whooping crane, (Grus americana), endangered; dead of avian cholera at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico.

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Bald Eagles pick fish out of the shallows at the McNary Damnear Ogallala, NE, on the Platte River.

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Endangered freshwater mussels in the hands of biologists onthe Clinch River in Kentucky. Mussels are the most endangered fauna species, with 50% of them now either threatened, endangered, or extinct.

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The endangered black-footed ferret was saved from extinction through captive breeding programs.

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A diver with the endangered Florida manatee near Crystal River, Florida.

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Biologists study the injuries of a manatee who was killed by a speedboat’s propellers.

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California gray whales (protected) at Laguna San Ignacio near Baja, Mexico.

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The San Diego coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum), not yet listed, but a species of special concern, in El Segundo, California.

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Biologists hold out their arms so that they look bigger, inorder to discourage a large male Steller sea lion from charging them. (Near Ketchikan, AK.)

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