Video shows men jumping onto manatees

Published On: May 22 2013 07:30:55 AM HST

A YouTube video shows men attacking manatees at a Brevard County canal.

Investigators said two or three men in their 20s lured a mother and baby manatee close to a Cocoa Beach canal bank and jumped onto the animals.

"Jump, jump," the men are heard daring each other before laughing. 

The video then shows the men jumping onto the sea cows.

Manatees are a protected species. It's against the law to disturb them.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials have identified the men in the video. Their names were not immediately released.

Investigators said they are determining charges to file against the men.

It's already been a tough year for manatees. Officials said sea cows have been dying at alarming numbers.


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