MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a video that appears to show a man on a boat touching a manatee with a pole.
The man scares it and other nearby manatees. He then high-fives another boater.
It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, kill, annoy or molest manatees.
Anyone who violates federal protections could face up to $100,000 in fines or a year in prison.