With their wrinkled skin that covers several inches of fat, manatees don’t appear to have a lot of bones. But underneath their plump exteriors are about 200 bones that make up their skeletal system.

In a project for Florida Power & Light Co., retirees Bill Stewart, 84, of Fort Pierce, and Nat Huggins, 83, of Vero Beach, have taken on the task of assembling the skeletons of a 5-and-a-half-foot manatee calf and that of a 9-foot adult female manatee.

Source: Manatee skeletons for FPL’s Riviera Beach center taking shape | www.mypalmbeachpost.com
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