Manatees Cause Ripples When Man "Throws" Water In River

Published June 20, 2017 5,223,074 Plays $13,168.25 earned

Rumble Maria McCormick shot this video of an unusual occurrence as her husband Scott was tossing water from their boat into the overflowing St. John's River in Volusia County, Florida. A massive storm just passed the night before, so every time the husband would throw the water out, the river would ripple furiously as if some mythical sea monster was living down there.
"My husband was bailing water out of our boat after a huge storm. Every time he threw the water we saw splashes in the water. I happened to be recording on one of the tosses, and we saw huge splashes of water everywhere. We both looked at each other and said 'I will never swim in there again!'" Maria said about what they have witnessed.

You may call them sea cows or even mermaids; no matter what, manatees are the most gentle creatures on the planet. They can be found all over the coast of Florida, where you can kayak alongside them. These animals are protected under state law, and if someone were to violate said laws, they could face the same fate as the McCormicks. Federal penalties include up to a year in prison and a $50,000 fine.

The sprinkling is brought about by the meek animals (likewise called sea cows) who are bothered by the swells on the outside of the water. The video was shot at the St Johns River in Florida and has likewise been viewed by more than 2.3 million Facebook clients. While it isn't known whether the creatures were hurt by whatever the fluid was, numerous watchers still smoked at the apparent abuse of the manatees.

Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee.

Even though this video might seems fresh and exciting, this couple may be charged with jail time for animal abuse. They received a lot of hate comments about this video because they are disturbing and harassing the manatees!

A person even said that he had never seen manatees behave like this; they must have been upset. Those of you who are semi-experts in manatees, watch the video below and let us know what you think. Do he needs to do jail time, or not?

37 COMMENTS

  • ninam, 2 years ago

    Wow... Looks like a pack of 4 to 5 gaters!

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  • Paul2901, 2 years ago

    Yes, why not? Manatees are the gentlest of creatures.

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  • jimtrahan9, 2 years ago

    Animal endangerment? Cruelty? All the man did was bail water out of his boat! 60 days in prison for THAT? The criminal justice system has gone completely BONKERS!

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    • ninam, 2 years ago

      They only arrest the innocent in America now. The Real Criminal's go free!

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    • Meadow, 2 years ago

      Where is this boat you see him in? I must be blind * I do not see him bailing any water out of any boat & yes, this couple knew exactly what they were doing * They simply expected everyone who watched this video to be as stupid as them I guess

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      • jimtrahan9, 2 years ago

        I guess you ARE blind! At the very start of the video, as he prepares to throw another bucket of water into the water, one can clearly see a corner of the boat in which he is so OBVIOUSLY standing. Now, who's the stupid one? You need to get off your liberal high horse and try a dose of reality for a change!

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        • Meadow, 2 years ago

          There's not one reason for you to be nasty to me * I never called you any names or anything * Sorry you have so much hate inside of you

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        • HighHorse, 1 year ago

          Hey, butt plug hillbilly...ya you, Jimmi (I imagine that's how you spell it). If YOU look, you'll OBVIOUSLY notice that is not the a square wooden corner of a boat, but the dock. I can tell...I can see the dock post OBVIOUSLY sticking out of the water right next to it...ya know...where it's supposed to be ON A DOCK...OBVIOUSLY! Maybe you should get your redneck head out of her innocent liberal horses arse. Or maybe it isn't your head you are sticking there.

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      • Akillesmyhre, 2 years ago

        Aint too smart ay yank?

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  • Ritaoneil, 2 years ago

    I'm guessing he knew what the heck he was doing to those manatees hence the animal cruelty charge.

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    • ninam, 2 years ago

      What was he doing that was cruel?!!!! Are you serious?!!

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  • ninam, 2 years ago

    I never would have thought Manatees. and throwing water into water is NOT animal cruelty!!!!! REALLY!!!You're Joking!!! Give me a break, people injesting too much flouride!

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    • jimtrahan9, 2 years ago

      I think you've hit upon a major part of the problem in America today...all the garbage people have ingested over the past 50 plus years.

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  • Akillesmyhre, 2 years ago

    Omfg,can someone, pliz give these yankee liberals a much needed brain? Animal cruelty?!?!? Seriously!?! Go suck obama,see if that makes the world a better place to live, FOR ALL OF US!! Lmfao

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  • BloodReign, 1 year ago

    Wait, let's bring charges against mother nature for the rain disturbing them too. Idiots.

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  • Akg, 1 year ago

    For those of you who don't seem to understand the charges let me enlighten you. When you dump water from a boat it is not necessary to experience so much energy throwing it I not the middle of the body of water. You get your little red bucket, get the water in it, pour it over the side of the boat. You don't take your little red bucket of water, laugh while being video, and FORCEFULLY THROW IT to the middle where you obviously KNOW they are. That is called harassing wildlife and yes, it is illegal, hence the charges. They live in Florida, they should know this. It was an obvious act, not accidental. Had it been accidental they would have had the video going from the beginning, showing, oh I don't know, how much water was in the boat, and when he tossed it over the side catching that scene unaware and having a WTF IS THAT moment. But nope. Watch it again. Maybe you'll understand.

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    • L33_w, 1 year ago

      awesome I agree 100% I love swimming and kayaking with manatees but they have the right of way and it is illegal to harass them in any way. if it is an accident that is a different thing, but this was not an accident

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    • Spanked, 1 year ago

      I dont even know. You snowflakes are hippocrites... okay for a scientist to shock fish to surface to do research but not okay for every day joe to play around and throw water on a wet manatee! You freaking snowflakes and stupid florida laws! Glad i left that place and those moronic people. Bunch spoiled brat babies who never got properly loved when disciplined... they just got loved!!!

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  • Boddaboom7, 1 year ago

    So splashing WATER 20' from SEA CREATURES will get you possibly locked up for 60 days is a thing now? Jeez what about startling a school of fish when someone does a cannonball off of their dock? Must be grounds for capital punishment right?

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    • L33_w, 1 year ago

      manatees are a protected species....... have you ever seen one or swam with one???

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      • Boddaboom7, 1 year ago

        What does seeing or swimming with one have to do with it being dumb to lock this guy up over a bucket of water? Yes I have seen one to answer. No I haven't swam with one because it is "illegal to harass" them. As that is more harassing than throwing water into water.

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  • tef, 1 year ago

    Just how did they endanger the manatees? People are more concerned with what others do or do not do than the are with behaving as they themselves should. You've got too much time on your hands if you think they harmed any manatees. Get real! Get a life!

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    • L33_w, 1 year ago

      have you ever swam with manatees? have you ever seen one in the wild? have you ever seen the scars on every adult manatee in the wild???? It is illegal to disturb them in any way. Do you know anything about the laws in Florida? Do you know anything at all????

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  • halfpony, 1 year ago

    I'm sad to inform all the animal lovers who cried over this old video that all of the manatees in Florida are now dead because it rained and everyone who lives in Florida are going to be held responsible by the idiotic judicial system in Florida who decided to charge this guy. I'm going to go outside and kill some ants now with bug spray and burn the rest with a magnifying glass, oh the horror!

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  • RustyButtplug, 1 year ago

    You're having a bath- if you think those were sea cows... Manatees do not, move that fast; or Thrash like that.

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    • L33_w, 1 year ago

      yes they do I have seen it in person on a kayak

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  • Eunice, 1 year ago

    Endangering wildlife??? They did nothing to endanger anything!!!

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    • L33_w, 1 year ago

      it is illegal to "harass in any way" manatees

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      • Eunice, 1 year ago

        They obviously weren't intending to harass anything. They were draining their boat and were so amazed at what happened that they recorded it. The government is going beyond what a reasonable response should be. How else do you empty water from your boat while it's still in the water??

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  • suntik4191, 1 year ago

    very nice video shoot

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  • vannanong, 1 year ago

    Oh , may be crocodile

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  • Dejono, 1 year ago

    what does manatees taste like..?

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  • UmmOkay, 1 year ago

    When did "Liberal" turn into such a dirty word? Isn't liberty one of the founding principals of America? Are you suggesting we should get rid of liberty?

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  • Vuthy012, 1 year ago

    Good

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  • lwalida1995, 1 year ago

    add me

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  • Tom01275, 1 year ago

    Good video

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  • Tom01275, 1 year ago

    Good video

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