West Indian Manatee
West Indian Manatees are migratory mammals found in warm, slow-moving waters in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. The average adult is about 10 feet long and weighs 800-1200 pounds, with a lifespan of about 60 years. They are graceful swimmers that spend their lives underwater, resurfacing for air every 3-5 minutes. With a recent population estimate of about 5,000, they have been on the Endangered Species list since 1976.
1.25" Hard enamel pin; black metal.