Under the fishing pier

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Manatee snout coming up for air.

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Stingray in the shallow water.

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I think he was eating the dead fish parts that the fishermen had thrown over the pier.

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Blowing his nose.

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Do you think he needs a kleenex?

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The water was clear enough that you could see what was floating on the bottom. I’m surprised the pelicans didn’t get this stuff when it got thrown over.

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Lots of stingrays around the pier.

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Pretty pelican floating around.

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Taken with my phone camera, this guy swam right up to the pier.

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Even more were swimming towards the pier.

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Pano taken with my phone camera. This is the view from the pier.

It was a busy morning in early December at the Safety Harbor fishing pier. Lots of people out fishing and I counted 8 manatees floating around near the pier. I think that’s a record. The water was clear, the sun was out. Perfect day for a walk.

6 thoughts on “Under the fishing pier

  1. I remember the first time I set eyes on one of these when I first visited Ft. Lauderdale, in 1966…..it was in one of the canals, and having just come over from the UK….I was amazed….and still think they are lovely creatures. Happy New Year. 🙂

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