A Florida manatee rests on the bottom while striped mullets (Mugil cephalus) feed on the algae growing on the animal’s skin. Another manatee swims to the water surface for air. Manatees can hold their breath for as long as 20 minutes if needed, but typically surface every few minutes.Trichechus manatus latirostris. Three Sisters Springs, Florida, USA.
- Neil Osborne
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- Contained in galleries
- Crystal River Wildlife Refuge – USA