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Rare Florida manatee twins spotted in St. Petersburg

Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 10:15:13-04

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute says it's a "rare sight!" 

A female manatee and her twins were spotted in Bayboro Harbor in St. Pete and the FWC shared the photo on Facebook. They say it's possible for a healthy mother to support twins, but there's not much data to show how twin calves fare in the wild. 

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We're hoping these little Florida manatees stay safe and thrive in the Tampa Bay Area waters!