Manatees enjoying the warmer waters of Charleston this year

Image by Flickr user allspice1

Warmer water temperatures have lured some manatees up the Atlantic Coast to Charleston waters, so keep your eye pealed for a sighting -- particularly if you're out on a motor boat.

ABC News 4 has a brief report on the matter, and The Post and Courier has a slightly better but older story.

While not common manatees are known to occasionally migrate up to Charleston for the summer, having been particularly notable during the last five years. There's actually some really fun shots of one of these sea cows from last year in Shem Creek on the blog.

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