Manatee spotted at Hampstead Marina

Manatee spotted at Hampstead Marina

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (WECT) - A manatee paid a visit to our area recently.

A viewer sent us these pictures of a manatee at the Hampstead Marina.
A viewer sent us these pictures of a manatee at the Hampstead Marina. (Source: Sharon Todd)

A viewer submitted three pictures Monday of a manatee in the water at Hampstead Marina.

In North Carolina, manatee sightings are most common from June to October in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Manatees are large, slow-moving, herbivores that have trouble maintaining core body temperatures in cold waters which can result in stranding.

While manatees were once considered an endangered species, they have been reclassified as a threatened species in recent years.

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A viewer sent us these pictures of a manatee at the Hampstead Marina.
A viewer sent us these pictures of a manatee at the Hampstead Marina. (Source: Sharon Todd)

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