But kind of mermaid related. I took my daughter as guest on a business meeting where they had the opportunity to swim with the manatees. They are very friendly creatures who love to play with humans. My daughter is a friend human who loves just about all living creatures, so she really loved this activity. I loved taking the photos... tee hee! I like manatees but I am not loving the water. Besides, it was cold...yep it does get cold in Florida.