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This manatee bares the marks of an unfortunate encounter with human technology. Propeller scars like this aid park rangers and wildlife researchers in identifying manatees. You might also see a letter "branded" on the backs of some manatees. This painless identification mark helps track the manatees too.

Manatees must surface to breath like whales, porpoises, and dolphins. Instead of a blow hole like the aforementioned cetaceans, sirenians have nostrils.

Living Seas exhibit at Disney's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida

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