Manatee scars

Manatee scars

Manatees acquire scars and mutilations on various parts of their bodies. This coupled with the fact that they have a large, round body shape means it often takes more than one image to document all distinct features on an animal.


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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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