West Indian Manatees: Crystal River, Florida

With its broad beaver tail, attached to a large seal-like torso and a dead-pan face with spiked-hair jowls, the manatee is certainly not the "mythical mermaid" legend would have us believe. The "sea cow" image is a bit easier for most of us to visualize.


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