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As can be seen by the tracks in this picture, a "false crawl" occurred. A nesting female crawled up on the beach, ran into the rockpile, and returned to the ocean having laid no eggs.


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FWC Facts:
After reaching sexual maturity at 4-7 years, female manatees give birth to an average of one calf every 2-3 years. The calf stays with its mother for up to 2 years.

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