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Manatees have round heads, squinty eyes, and bodies up to 13 feet in length.

Dancing Cows of the Sea

Despite their lumbering appearance, manatees are graceful swimmers—and to many, a vanishing symbol of wild Florida. Researchers from WHOI and several science and conservation institutions hope digital tags, or D-tags, will provide insights into manatee behavior that could prevent  them from being struck by boats and their propellers. (Photo by Tom Hurst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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