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manatees in Florida
July 10, 2013

Manatees, Florida

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

Manatees swim close to the water's surface because they are air-breathing mammals. They use their stiff facial bristles to guide food into their mouths.

See more pictures from the April 2013 feature story "When Push Comes to Shove."


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Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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