Permanent scarring

Permanent scarring

Encounters with watercraft, entanglements, lesions from cold stress, and fungal infections can cause permanent scarring and mutilations on manatees.


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FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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