Algae and barnacles

Algae and barnacles

Algae and barnacles

Because manatees move between salt, brackish, and fresh water environments they often wear an ever-changing coat of algae and/or barnacles, which at times can disguise scar patterns.


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FWC Facts:
Manatees can travel up to 50 miles in a day. They generally swim slowly but have been clocked at speeds of up to 15 mph for short bursts.

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