A male manatee circles a female manatee, stuck in shallow water north of Tigertail Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Both manatees were reported stuck in the water around 10 a.m. and a third manatee farther north, nearer Hideaway Beach, was found beached at the same time. With the tide starting to come in the male manatee was able to move, but not get to deeper water. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine biologists arrived at the sites around 12:15 p.m. to access what they could do to get the manatees back into deeper waters.

Photo by ROGER LALONDE

A male manatee circles a female manatee, stuck in shallow water north of Tigertail Beach on Tuesday afternoon. Both manatees were reported stuck in the water around 10 a.m. and a third manatee farther north, nearer Hideaway Beach, was found beached at the same time. With the tide starting to come in the male manatee was able to move, but not get to deeper water. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine biologists arrived at the sites around 12:15 p.m. to access what they could do to get the manatees back into deeper waters.

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