Manatee Face

Mammals of Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

  • Florida Manatee

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    The only population of manatees in the United States is found in the state of Florida. A subspecies of the West Indian manatee, the Florida manatee is scientifically named Trichechus manatus latirostris. Fossil evidence dates the presence of manatees in Florida as far back as 45 million years.

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