'The Odd Pod': Lone Manatee Swims With Dolphins Off Coast of Tampa Bay

A manatee was spotted swimming with a pod of dolphins off the coast of Tampa Bay near St Petersburg, Florida, aerial footage shows.

Video shared by wildlife YouTube channel See Through Canoe shows a lone manatee interacting with dolphins on February 2020 and again on January 28, 2021.

“I can’t say that it’s the same manatee in both videos, because it doesn’t have any identifying scars or other characteristics like barnacles. But I like to think it’s the same one and that they enjoy each other’s company,” the channel wrote in a caption. “It’s extremely rare to see dolphins and manatees interacting even though they are often found in the same areas.” Credit: See Through Canoe via Storyful