I promised a picture of a baby manatee in a previous blog post, and I finally got around to finding it. These were taken a year or so again near the real-life SW Florida island I used as a model for the island in Positively Beautiful.
This mama and her baby (we named him Junior) came up to the back of our boat while we were out fishing. They hung out for a while just looking up at us. I think they were hoping we'd give them some water--they love fresh water!--but we resisted. One of the biggest causes of death for these causes is boat-on-manatee collisions, so we didn't want to encourage them.
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