Swimmers on a crowded Fort Lauderdale beach were treated to an exciting marine mammal encounter when about five manatees swam in close to shore. Lifeguards cleared the area of swimmers immediately though most ran back to their towels, grabbed their cameras and returned to snap pictures of the massive manatees.
The second half of the footage is probably best, when the swimmers/paddlers get out of the way and we can see the manatees more clearly. Particularly good full-screen.
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9th May 2012
Wish those lifeguards would stop blowing whistles and ordering everyone out of the water, they have no right to order everyone out of the water, they are Manatees not great white sharks! fools.
people were just standing and watching and doing no harm..
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