Because manatees move between salt, brackish, and fresh water
environments they often wear an ever-changing coat of algae and/or
barnacles, which at times can disguise scar patterns.
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FWC Facts:The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.
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