Florida Manatees

August 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

Florida Manatee

Manatee Toenails

I took these photos in Cocoa Beach at the Banana River Park. I did not know manatees had toenails. The other picture is a manatee floating on its back. It seems like you either see their back when they are eating (and yeah, their backs are all criss-crossed with scars from boats) or sometimes they turn over and float. It has eyes on the sides of its head, a big walrus-type mouth, flippers on its chest, and that’s either a manatee belly button or something lower. Your guess is as good as mine, probably better!

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