BREVARD COUNTY (FOX 13) -
HERES THE LINK: CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22295021/2013/05/20/video-shows-man-harassing-manatees?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8897099
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers tell FOX 13 they are investigating a video that shows a group of men harassing a manatee in Florida.
The video was posted online and obtained by FOX 13 on Monday. After seeing the video, officials are now looking for the men involved.
It was posted onto Facebook about a year ago. It shows one man trying to jump right on top of two manatees. He lands on one of the manatees, but there is no indication it was seriously hurt.
The two men are from Brevard County. They are on a dock where two manatees are swimming nearby. It may possibly be a mother and her calf.
One man is heard laughing in the background just before he cannonballs into the water – right on top of the manatee.
The other man is never seen, but he videotapes the entire thing, urging the man to jump.
It's not the first time we've seen people harass a manatee. Last September, a woman went viral after pictures surfaced of her trying to ride manatees at Fort De Soto Park.
Several people on shore took the photos and contacted authorities. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said she told them she was new to the area and didn't know it was illegal.
The woman in those pictures was later charged with violating the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act, which is a second degree misdemeanor.
The men could face a fine of up to $25,000.
Florida Fish and Wildlife is looking for any tips that will lead them to the men. Contact them if you have any information.
This is such a Great time! HAd a chance to go out to the Daytona International Speedway and check out the Ferrari 340!! AMAZING!!! If you have a chance to go out there-DO IT!!
APS THAT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?? COULD PAY YOU? NOT SAYING THEY WORK.. BUT MAYBE WORTH A TRY!
1. Nexercise. It rewards you for keeping track of your workouts. Every two minutes you spend exercising equals 10 points. Then you can redeem the points for things like Amazon gift cards. (Check it out on Nexercise.com.)
2. GymPact. This one actually charges you money if you don't work out. But if you DO, you WIN money. First you decide how much to penalize yourself for each workout you miss. Then you have to "check in" every time you exercise.
If you DON'T, you lose your money for that day. But you get a few bucks when you DO meet your workout goals. And it all comes from users who DIDN'T work out that week. (Check it out at Gym-Pact.com.)
3. HealthRally. It lets your friends and family pledge money for rewards like iPads and running shoes. And you only get them if you reach your goal. If you DON'T, then none of their credit cards get charged. You can also pledge money to help friends with stuff like quitting smoking. (Check it out at HealthRally.com)