|Checking out the manatees.|
At first, we thought they were dolphins but the creatures didn't behave like dolphins, which like to jump out of the water. These guys were large and rolling around in the water and for manatees they were traveling fast. They swam past us not once, not twice, but three times!
|The manatees' flat tails.|
Manatees migrate to the warm Florida waters in the winter months. I usually pay them a visit each January to March at the Canaveral National Seashore near the space center. It's unusual, but not unheard of, to see them at this time of year. The manatees seemed delighted to be there. They were playful and gentle, and they lingered a little longer in our stretch of water with each pass.
|Long live the manatees!|