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Mating manatees cause disturbance
ABC News ^ | 07/19/2012 | WFTS Staff

Posted on 07/21/2012 10:03:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Clearwater Police Officers were dispatched to the east side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway around 6pm after receiving numerous reports of multiple beached manatees.

Upon arrival, Officers contacted the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who dispatched emergency personnel to the scene.

As it turned out, the 8 to 10 manatees were mating in the shallow water.

Several dozen people stopped and parked along the Causeway to watch, and police had to use crime scene tape to protect the sea cows from people trying to enter the water.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcactionnews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: marinebiology; napl; wildlife
Video at source. ;^)
1 posted on 07/21/2012 10:03:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Clearwater, FL, contains the world headquarters of Scientology.

Juuuuuuuust sayin'...


2 posted on 07/21/2012 10:05:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tzar

And then some.


4 posted on 07/21/2012 10:10:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, at least they were only trying to enter the water.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 10:10:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Slings and Arrows
“Several dozen people stopped and parked along the Causeway to watch,”

Porn freaks or just horny Muslims?

6 posted on 07/21/2012 10:12:29 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks like the males took a nap after the encounter.
Ahh yes!


7 posted on 07/21/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 07/21/2012 10:18:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1278 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Somewhat odd report. Clearwater is on the west side of the causeway.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 10:23:04 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey, im in Clearwater, scienoes are assholes. Give me and the manatees a break. ;0)


10 posted on 07/21/2012 10:23:13 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey, im in Clearwater, scienoes are assholes. Give me and the manatees a break. ;0)


11 posted on 07/21/2012 10:24:16 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Btw... moved back to clearwater after 20 years in Tallahassee. Anyone in with the Clearwater/ Tampa tea party group? Thanks in advance.


12 posted on 07/21/2012 10:32:39 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: TaMoDee

Some things transcend species barriers.


13 posted on 07/21/2012 10:47:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; null and void; weegee

14 posted on 07/21/2012 10:47:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

That is soooooo gay...


15 posted on 07/21/2012 10:50:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1278 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"...and police had to use crime scene tape to protect the sea cows from people trying to enter the water..."

Okay. Was I the only one here to read this and think "WTF?"

16 posted on 07/21/2012 10:51:53 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: bigheadfred

Heh, missed your post!


17 posted on 07/21/2012 10:53:27 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: martin_fierro

18 posted on 07/21/2012 10:55:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rlmorel; bigheadfred

Some people can’t help jumping on the...bandwagon.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That headline made me think the Clintons had reconciled.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 10:59:46 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Mating manatees cause disturbance

Bumpin' ugly. Bumpin' real ugly.

21 posted on 07/21/2012 11:05:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio
Smiley - ROFL
22 posted on 07/21/2012 11:09:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Manatees play hell with the water intake on power plants...to include nuclear power plants.

Oh well, can't shoot them, or eat them. Such is life...

5.56mm

23 posted on 07/21/2012 11:14:47 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
Manatees play hell with the water intake on power plants...to include nuclear power plants. Oh well, can't shoot them, or eat them.

Challenge Accepted

24 posted on 07/21/2012 11:18:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Hi.

I only shoot what I eat. DWS will get you if you shoot them, and I don't think they are edible. Heck, if they were edible, I would have a cook out and invite all my FReeper friends.

5.56mm

25 posted on 07/21/2012 11:25:05 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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26 posted on 07/21/2012 11:29:51 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: Tzar

It’s a stretch, but we’ll have to award you the prize anyhow. (Snicker!)

Oh the hugh manatee, indeed! How do you know it was hugh? Maybe it was Hortense.......er, Hugh AND Hortense gettin’ it ON.....according to the eye witness report.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 11:32:22 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear; M Kehoe
o/~ It's the cow of the seeeeeeeea! o/~
28 posted on 07/21/2012 11:32:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Michael Moore in the news again?


29 posted on 07/22/2012 12:01:02 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

Please don’t mention Michael Moore on a thread concerning mating.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 12:20:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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31 posted on 07/22/2012 12:27:07 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Clearwater, FL, contains the world headquarters of Scientology.

Putting the DUH in Floriduh?

32 posted on 07/22/2012 2:46:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Putting the DUH in Floriduh?

And the $ in $cientology.

33 posted on 07/22/2012 2:51:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ummmm,
Manatee burgers.


34 posted on 07/22/2012 6:04:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher

It’s the cow of the sea!


35 posted on 07/22/2012 1:26:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

Figured he’d show up.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 1:28:17 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I live near the Saint Lucie River where folks use to ride them across from the mainland over to Hutchinson Island.
Also would eat them as they make good eats.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It's not a pretty sight .................................................. FRegards


38 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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