Manatee Propeller Scars ©JMC_082.Add to Lightbox Download
The tail of a West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) shows scarring from a motorboat propeller. Manatees, being mammals, must surface to breath and are docile and slow to maneuver out of the way of fast-moving boats; resulting in sometimes deadly collisions. Manatee is scared by a motorboat propeller.
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- © Janet MacCausland
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- Marine Mammals (Cetacea) (under reconstruction, Pls search), Florida, Georgia, Environment & Climate