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UPDATE: Men seen cannonballing on manatees now face charges
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UPDATE: Men seen cannonballing on manatees now face charges

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UPDATE: Men seen cannonballing on manatees now face charges

UPDATE: Two Brevard County men are charged with harassing manatees.

This video went viral on YouTube back in May, showing these men spraying a hose into the water and jumping on the manatees.

Police believe Seth Stephenson and Taylor Martin are the men in the video, but you can't clearly make out their faces.

If they're convicted they could each face up to a year behind bars...not to mentiona 100-thousand dollar fine.

They'll be in court next month.


A video posted to Facebook shows a Florida man harassing two manatees by leaping off of a dock and performing a cannonball on top of them.

Harassing, molesting or disturbing manatees is illegal in Florida, where the animals are classified as endangered.

According to the Daily Mail, the video begins as the man who is filming points out two manatees who are swimming close to a private dock. One of the animals appears to be a calf. Another man is then seen taking a running start and jumping into the water right on top of the two manatees, as the man recording the video laughs hysterically.

In Florida, molesting or disturbing a manatee is a misdemeanor charges that carries up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.

Seth Stephenson and Taylor Martin are now facing federal charges.  Both men were summoned to appear in court next month.

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