Manatees visit Ft. Lauderdale beach (video)

Imagine heading to the beach for a day of fun in the sun, and being joined by an invasion of manatees.

That’s what happened to beachgoers on Sunday, when several sea cows swam into the shallow waters at Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Video taken by Craig Hossack and posted on YouTube has gone viral, giving even us landlubbers a rare glimpse of the beauty of the sea.

Hossack says on his YouTube page that, “It appears as if there were multiple males wresting for the affection of one female.” The Sun Sentinal reports that “a closer look suggested a mother and four or five calves competing for suckling privileges.”

I think something deep in our souls recognizes the fingerprints of God all over such a creature, making us drawn to wondrous moments like this. Whatever the reason for their visit, onlookers were fascinated by the rare look at the mysteries of the deep.


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