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:Four species of horseshoe crabs exist today. Only one species, Limulus polyphemus, is found in North America, along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Mexico.
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