Gallery Manatee calf Image 21 February 2017 Justin Montemarano Leave a comment A West Indian Manatee calf (Trichechus manatus), probably nearing 2 m in length, casually swims by and circles back towards its mother. In some of the images, the long sensory hairs that uniformly cover the animal’s body are visible. Check out the hairs! Check out the hairs! Check out the hairs! On it’s way back, it swam right beneath Nicole.