West Indian Manatee

Alabama State Marine Mammal

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West Indian Manatee

West Indian manatee photo by Jim O'Donnell on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Marine Mammal of Alabama

Alabama designated the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) as the official state marine mammal in 2009 (Act 2009-488). All Mammal Symbols  All Aquatic Life Symbols

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced January 7, 2016 that, as a result of significant improvements in its population and habitat conditions, the West Indian manatee is proposed to be down-listed from endangered to threatened status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Images

West Indian Manatee; official state symbol of Alabama.  Photo by S. Whitcraft, USFWS/Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

West Indian Manatee
West Indian manatee photo by Vince Smith on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.
West Indian Manatee swimming

Videos

Restoration Gulf Coast: Helping Alabama's Manatees