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The Florida Manatee is a species of manatee that is found in the shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, and estuaries of the southeastern United States. They are herbivorous animals that feed primarily on seagrasses and other aquatic vegetation. They are slow-moving and gentle creatures, and are often seen floating just below the surface of the water.
Despite their size and bulk, Florida Manatees are actually quite agile swimmers. They can swim up to 20 miles per hour in short bursts, and are capable of performing acrobatic maneuvers such as rolling, somersaulting, and even standing on their tails.
Due to their slow-moving nature and the fact that they spend much of their time near the surface of the water, Florida Manatees are highly susceptible to collisions with boats and other watercraft. As a result, they are a protected species under both state and federal law, and their populations are closely monitored and managed to ensure their continued survival.