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:Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.
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