Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, opening its mouth, showing upper and lower lips with coarse brush-like vibrissae (whiskers) which will comb through seagrasses and guide them to its mouth when feeding, Homosassa Springs, Homosassa River, Florida, USA


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Image ID: 0166373-DFO.jpg

West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus

Florida manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, opening its mouth, showing upper and lower lips with coarse brush-like vibrissae (whiskers) which will comb through seagrasses and guide them to its mouth when feeding, Homosassa Springs, Homosassa River, Florida, USA
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / Dave Forcucci

Image dimensions: 5400x3600

URL for this image: https://pictures.blueplanetarchive.com/image/I0000BwdGuYknCIM