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IDidiot

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!
Habitat
Areas with sea grass
Location
Florida Gulf Coast, USA
Date taken
September 21, 2023
Scientific name
Trichechus
Equipment used
Samsung G8+
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
n/a
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