Oh no! Poor manatees!
Off both of Florida's coasts almost 200 manatees have died due to a red tide!
A red tide is a bloom of algae where microorganisms build up and stain the ocean red, releasing toxins.
These toxins are harmful to fish, manatees and even people.
They attack the nervous system, causing short-term memory loss, paralysis, seizures and then death!!!
A marine mammal biologist said:
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We guess sometimes you just gotta venture outside your comfort zone.
And we guess that means if you're an elephant seal, you leave the water and head into the city!
At the beach resort town of Balneario Camboriu in Southern Brazil, a huge seal waddled into the street.
It was being safe at least, because it crossed at the crosswalk! Ha!
The giant sea mammal, who weighed over half a ton, held up traffic for over an hour as police and rescuers made sure to keep splashing water on the beast.
Luckily, the seal wasn't injured and no one got close enough to be hurt by it, and it eventually made its way back to the water.
Check out the video (above) to see the seal crossing in action!
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