This manis now being investigated by state officials for disturbing manatees, which is a criminal offense in Florida with a jail sentence of 60 days.
'When I saw the video, I was disgusted. I was angry, because you shouldn't do that to the manatees,' said William Murphy, a Volusia County resident.
Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, annoy or molest manatees.
Just let them be please :)