Manatees can be found in shallow, slow-moving rivers, estuaries, saltwater bays, canals, and coastal areas — particularly where seagrass beds or freshwater vegetation flourish. Manatees are a migratory species. Within the United States, they are concentrated in Florida in the winter. In summer months, they can be found as far west as Texas and as far north as Massachusetts, but summer sightings in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are more common. West Indian manatees can also be found in the coastal and inland waterways of Central America and along the northern coast of South America, although distribution in these areas may be discontinuous.
|Camera:||Canon PowerShot S30 |
|Lens:||7.1 - 21.3 mm (35 mm equivalent: 33.9 - 101.9 mm) |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||28 Mar 2002 - 10:53 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|