Found in Blue Spring State Park
Singular manatee feeding in the shallows around the dock at Fanning Springs State Park.
One of 6 individuals, including a mother with two babies, to swim under the bridge below me this morning :D
The Sirenia (commonly referred to as sea cows) are an order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit swamps, rivers, estuaries, marine wetlands, and coastal marine waters. Four species are living, in two families and genera. These are the dugong (one species) and manatees (three species). Sirenia also include Steller's sea cow, extinct since the 18th century, and a number of taxa known only from fossils. The order evolved during the Eocene, more than 50 million...