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Old 22-01-2009, 16:31   #16
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We have a dolphin around here that if he sees you on the dock sweeping he will come up to be "scrubbed" by the broom. It is an amazing thing to see. So really you may not be that far off
I was wondering if they were just trying to rub off parasites or something but it sounded too stupid to mention. Maybe that really was the case. As I mentioned earlier, there were hundreds of them. More than I've ever seen in one place.
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I was wondering if they were just trying to rub off parasites or something but it sounded too stupid to mention. Maybe that really was the case. As I mentioned earlier, there were hundreds of them. More than I've ever seen in one place.
Oh believe me I thought they were just having one over on the newbie(I had just moved to the island at the time) until I actually saw it.
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Old 25-01-2009, 08:22   #18
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Just after I moved to Florida I was canoeing in the St.Johns river and a manatee surfaced right next to the canoe....It really did scare the hell out of me.

I had never heard of a manatee....but being from Alaska, I sure knew what a walrus was and didnít want it next to the canoe.

The buddy that was with me has never let me live down how startled I was.
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It's the dolphins. They push quite a lot of water when they scoot and they can scoot! On our boat (39 ft) we can feel them as they go by. Amazing creatures. Manatees are more like a sack of potatoes and move at about the same speed.
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why would you run over any thing esp if it makes you list. If you cant pull up next to than i would avoid it. I certainly wouldnt be hitting it.
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Maybe it was a PWC! We can only hope... I had exactly the same experience as James on my way down the ICW. Just motoring along, when all of the sudden a GIANT Manatee surfaces right next to my 24 footer. For some primordial reason, the LAST thing that pops into your mind at that instant is Manatee. Sea monster, whale, walrus, mutant dolphin...anything but manatee. Soon you realize what is visiting you, and then you're like "Cool, I knew that..."
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