Did I just see a manatee off the beach in Seagrove

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  1. Kirkus

    Kirkus Beach Comber

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    I had my inflatable kayak just over the second sand bar and saw a large dark spot on the bottom just off to my right. As a rowed over it, it surfaced on my left, took a good look at me, went under me and surfaced for another look to my right. It then swam over for a look at a woman on a paddle board who had spotted it and was following. He then swam off to the east

    I was no more than five feet face to face and it was either a manatee or large seal of some type, but I'm not aware of seals around here. However, I was unaware manatees came this far north. In any event, it was a thrill and made it worth lugging the kayak from Texas.
     
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    Very cool.
     
  3. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    Probably a mermaid!

    Yes - we have manatees pass by and this time of year they should be headed back down south. Awesome for you!
     
  4. CastlesOfSand

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    Cool!!!!!
     
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    that's a good omen!
     
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    i think one swam within 3-4 ft of me yesterday in blue mtn. scared me at first but it just cruised by. i was on the edge of the 1st sandbar just before it drops off to deeper water.
     
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    Happy Happy Joy Joy!
     

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