Florida sheriff's office urges public to stop calling 911 on manatees having sex

It's mating season for manatees, and a Florida sheriff's office is urging the public to stop calling 911 over the randy marine mammals. 'If you see...

August 15, 2023
6:20 AM

It's mating season for manatees, and a Florida sheriff's office is urging the public to stop calling 911 over the randy marine mammals. 'If you see this, no you didn't,' the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office captioned a Facebook reel last month that showed a herd of manatees near the shoreline as Marvin Gaye's famed song 'Let's Get It On' plays in the background. 'We can assure you they are more than fine,' the sheriff's office added. 'Manatees actually mate in herds like these and often they are near the shore.

Emma Colton