Encounterd this beauty while taking a trip to Meriit Island Florida back in 2014.
Two mom-calf pairs. Both moms had dramatically large white boat-strike scars on their backs.
Mom's name is Agnes - her calf was born in June last year in the park. Still nursing. Agnes surprised a snorkeler.
The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) is a manatee, and the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia (which also includes the dugong and the extinct Steller's sea cow).