A manatee has once again made a return visit to the Marlin Quay Marina which is located in Murrells Inlet, SC - approximately 14 miles south of Myrtle Beach. The manatee has been spotted at the Marina in prior years and he arrived for this visit about a week ago (based on an earlier report by a boater in the same area).
You typically hear about manatees in Florida so I was surprised to learn that they will sometimes head this far north. I guess word is getting out in the manatee community about the beauty of Carolina beaches.
So attention boaters headed south to Myrtle Beach and beyond, these lumbering herbivorous of the sea are out there so you need to remain vigilant.
Thank you to Marin Quay Marina for allowing us to post the photo.
PS. If Mr. Manatee is actually Ms. Manatee, I extend my apologies.