They gather here in the warm water each winter
Is an endangered species and protected in Dominican Republic.
He was ashore and in bad health conditions. He died after few hours after been rescued. They made autopsy in National Aquarium discovering that he was drowned.
Manatees! This guy showed up while we were scuba diving in Crystal River, Florida. After a quick belly rub she was on her way. These massive creatures are pretty typical for Floridian waters, but we were lucky enough the see many in one day!
See from NPS Visitor Center walkway overlook.
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).