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Out kayaking and manatees came up to my boat (Trichechus)

It is such a treat to see dolphins and manatees when kayaking on the Gulf of Mexico. After the baby manatee was literally rocking my boat, I put all my gear in my dry bag. I did get my phone out for a quick video though. If you are wondering why I have a fishing hook and float on my yak... I take them back to shore for disposal whenever I see them floating or tied up in a tree limb. I kind of feel like doing that today gave me the positive karma to see manatees, bald eagles, and dolphins today. NOTE: There are extensive regulations on being around manatees. As much as I think they (especially the baby) wanted me to pet them – one must resist! You cannot approach them, but you shouldn’t boat over them either. So when these lovelies came to my boat while I was taking birdie pics, I just put up my paddles and enjoyed the experience!
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Florida Gulf Coast, USA
Date taken
September 21, 2023
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Samsung G8+
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