Manatee carcasses from around the state are collected, examined,
and compared to animals known through photo-identification.
Decomposition of the carcass can affect a researcher's ability to
match a carcass to a known animal. The image on the left of FM333
was taken in 2003. The image of FM333's carcass on the necropsy
(animal autopsy) table was taken in 2006.
Image Credit: FWC