Amorous manatees' display slows traffic along causeway

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Nothing to see here, folks. Just some manatees showing some love.

A herd of about a dozen mating manatees gathered just off the Courtney Campbell Causeway this morning. The splashing spectacle drew onlookers and slowed traffic, and a few commuters contacted FOX 13, concerned a whale was in distress.

Manatees do not pair for life, and it’s not uncommon for several males to pursue a single female manatee, often aggressively.

FWC officials remind onlookers and boaters to stay out of the way.