Species Status categories:
at- risk species — species of plants and animals that are
Federal candidate species and those that the Service
has not identified as candidate species, but are facing
threat( s) and are potential...
Two manatee nuzzling noses together in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Note scars on back on one manatee from boat propeller. For more information about manatees visit
Manatee playing with a crab trap line in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Trap lines pose a common danger of entrapment for manatee.
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Two manatee surfacing to breathe in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Note scar on back of one manatee from boat propeller. For more information on manatees visit http://www.fws.gov/northflorida/manatee/manatees.htm
Habitat: Salt, brackish, and fresh marshes, rice fields, mangroves. May forage in any kind of shallow water, commonly flying to feed in fresh water even in coastal regions. Foraging sites include marshes, mudflats, flooded pastures, lake edges,...
Artwork depicting arid, desolate plains in the upper half, and a flooded city in the lower half. Pictured in the lower left corner is a duck wearing eye glass, and a top hat, and carrying an umbrella and suitcase. Suitcase is labeled "Duck...