The following information was excerpted from The Code of Alabama 1975, Title 1, Chapter 2, Section 1-2-38.
Title 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Chapter 2 STATE SYMBOLS AND HONORS.
Section 1-2-38 State marine mammal.
State marine mammal.
The West Indian Manatee, family Trichechidae, order Sirenia, species Trichechus manatus, is hereby designated as the official state marine mammal of Alabama.
(Act 2009-488, p. 891,§1.)
The State of Alabama. The Alabama State Legislature. Alabama Legislative Information System Online. Montgomery: The State of Alabama, 2009. Web. <http://www.legislature.state.al.us/acas/alisonstart.html>.
West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus: MarineBio Conservation Society.
West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus): U.S. Fish && Wildlife Service species profile.
Manatee Trichechus manatus: National Wildlife Foundation's eNature.com field guide.
Trichechus manatus West Indian Manatee: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - North American Mammals.
Trichechus manatus West Indian manatee: The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Trichechus manatus - (Linnaeus, 1758), West Indian Manatee: A network connecting science with conservation - NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life.
Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, 1758: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.
State marine mammals: Complete list of official state marine mammals from NETSTATE.COM.
State mammals: Complete list of official state mammals from NETSTATE.COM
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Alabama state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.