The gentle giant Florida manatee, also referred to as a sea cow, floats around in sea water all day, but loves to drink fresh water when available. This curious fellow approached the boat as the motors were flushed with fresh water. Manatees love a drink of fresh water, so they often swim over during this necessary boat maintenance. However, in Florida, the use of water “to attract manatees to your boat, dock or marina (etc.) where manatees may be harmed” is against the law.
If you love the photos of this happy Florida manatee, check out the video to see the thirsty guy in action.