Remarkable drone footage taken recently off of Florida’s west coast shows manatees basking in shallow water with dolphins swimming through the group. The video is unusual in that it captures the species together in such high numbers and because manatees and dolphins don’t interact terribly often, according to Mike Heithaus, dean of Florida International University College of Arts, Sciences and Education. “As human activity continues to impact the wellbeing and survival of creatures like the manatee, we can use videos like this as an inspiration and incentive to implement more environmentally responsible habits,” said Annie Reneau, author of an article on Upworthy that featured the video.

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