A bunch 'o manatee photos, Crystal River

manatee at a fallen tree, crystal river
I just posted a bunch of photos of manatees, including more photos of "Angel," the 10-day-old baby manatee. See more about my manatee trip, if you are interested.

March 10-11, 2008: Photos from a trip to Crystal River with Carol Grant and Don Kehoe. Special thanks to Carol for being such a manatee expert!

It was my first time in the water with manatees. Very special.

We spent time with 10-day old "Angel," a male manatee born to a mother and accompanied by another female, who was presumably an escort. No one seems to know why a baby would effectively have two mothers (only nursed by the real mother, though).