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Endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida | by USFWS Endangered Species
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Endangered Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus), Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Photo credit: Tracy Colson

 

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter.

  

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Taken on December 24, 2008