Manatee Swims Along With Rare Twin Calves

A drone operator has captured rare footage of a manatee swimming alongside her two calves off the coast of St Petersburg, Florida.

Michael McCarthy of See Through Canoe recorded the mesmerizing footage of the calves either side of their mother, with further footage showing a large group of the creatures together.

“Manatee twins are rare, about 1-4 percent of manatee births are twins,” McCarthy told Storyful.

He said “a lot of people commented on social media” that the video looked at first glance like it showed a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Credit: See Through Canoe via Storyful