Tour Participants Witness Rare Birth
A Three Brothers Boards paddleboard tour made the news when participants were able to witness a manatee give birth to two calves in the Halifax River around City Island in Daytona Beach on Friday, April 22, 2011. The rare event was captured on video by tour guide Austin Marvin, of Three Brothers Boards in Daytona Beach, FL. The paddleboarders heard the water moving and saw a manatee surface, a red patch of water, and then another baby calve appear. A few short moments later an additional baby manatee appeared at the surface and took a breath of air.