Gentle Giants in the Surf

© Grayce Pedulla Dillon

Gentle Giants in the Surf

Uploaded: December 01, 2005


These unusual looking beasties are West Indian Manatees, also known as Florida Manatees. They are never seen on land, so seeing them in the surf in a mating herd was an adventure.
The female goes into estrus, and many males come and go for a couple of days. It is a sight to behold. I was so fortunate to see it. This was in Fort Pierce, Florida, and the pictures have been used by several Wildlife conservation organizations.
I'm so glad when I can help educate people in some small way.

These gentle vegetarians, harm no one, but are daily injured by indiscriminate boating. They are now identified by their scars!!!

For more information check out this website.


Kate Jackson level-classic December 12, 2005

How wonderful and what a great experience!! #358183

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