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"Woman who rode manatee at Fort De Soto turns herself in"

A few days ago the story was something like “POLICE LOOKING FOR WOMAN WHO RODE MANATEE,” but now we know who she is and the waters around Fort De Soto Park are safe once more!

…Honestly, I feel pretty bad for the woman (and the manatee), who is now the face/body of “manatee molestation,” even if she did do something inexplicably stupid that also happens to be illegal. Authorities have reported that the manatee didn’t seem to be physically hurt. As for mentally…well, we just don’t know.

On the upside, her manatee joy ride has surely spread awareness about manatees across the intarwubs. In case you forgot, manatees are endangered; don’t touch or harass ‘em. But feel free to adopt them!

Photograph: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

"Woman who rode manatee at Fort De Soto turns herself in"

A few days ago the story was something like “POLICE LOOKING FOR WOMAN WHO RODE MANATEE,” but now we know who she is and the waters around Fort De Soto Park are safe once more!

…Honestly, I feel pretty bad for the woman (and the manatee), who is now the face/body of “manatee molestation,” even if she did do something inexplicably stupid that also happens to be illegal. Authorities have reported that the manatee didn’t seem to be physically hurt. As for mentally…well, we just don’t know.

On the upside, her manatee joy ride has surely spread awareness about manatees across the intarwubs. In case you forgot, manatees are endangered; don’t touch or harass ‘em. But feel free to adopt them!

Photograph: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

BABY MANATEE ALERT!!!! From keysnet.com:

"A Miami Seaquarium employee greets a baby manatee in the back of a van in Key Largo. The marine mammal was rescued Monday morning after being on its own without its mother for at least a week. It will be stay at the Seaquarium for at least the next three years before being released."

Photograph: David Goodhue

BABY MANATEE ALERT!!!! From keysnet.com:

"A Miami Seaquarium employee greets a baby manatee in the back of a van in Key Largo. The marine mammal was rescued Monday morning after being on its own without its mother for at least a week. It will be stay at the Seaquarium for at least the next three years before being released."
Photograph: David Goodhue

Interesting video from National Geographic about building a special high-frequency boat alarm to ensure manatees don’t get hit by boats. YAAAY!!!

Or just jump to the 1-minute mark and watch a manatee seemingly gnaw at a diver’s head. HEEHEE.

"First Contact" by CMGW Photography on Flickr.

One of the best manatee photos ever.

Poisoned manatee released back into the wild!

Breva the manatee returned to her home in the wild Tuesday, May 15, 2012, recovered from the toxic algae that left her lying paralyzed in the waters of Southwest Florida.
[Photograph: Peter Andrew Bosch of The Miami Herald]

Group of manatees frolicking (/mating) in shallow waters. Feisty. More info at sun-sentinel.com.

Sirenia Shadows" gets up close with manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida.

FINALLY!—a manatee sculpture made from 440 pounds of butter. You can see it at the Manatee County Fair ending January 22.