On an Everglades boat trip, the captain stopped the motor and let us
drift in the river where manatees are abundant. We were rewarded
with four of them practically within arms length. I had been trying
to get a glimpse of them in the wild since we arrived where they are.
These endangered species sea mammals are fascinating, and I really wanted
a glimpse of them.
All you can see of them in the wild is their nose when they come
up for air. If you look closely at the water shots in the wild, you
can see the little nose in the center of the photo.
At Epcot's Living Seas exhibit there is one young manatee who was
rescued as a baby. She was injured and the white marks on her back
are her scars. She is very graceful and swims slowly grazing as she