Canoeing with manatees in a see-through canoe 🛶

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/27/see-thru-canoe.html

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#2

What a great idea! Why aren’t all canoes see-through?

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#3

To misquote Herbert Morrison: “Oh the cute manatees!”

It looked like they were so interested in the canoe because they had figured out they could use it to scratch their backs…

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#4

Yeah,
that was good.
Thanks

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#5

I hope they are following all of these guidelines:

http://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/manatee/viewing-guidelines/

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#6

Well, for those who practice nude caneoing, it is out of respect and politeness to sea creatures that the canoe not be see-through

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#7

It’s spelled neod caneoing.

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#8

I suspect its a chore to keep them clean enough to remain see-through.You have to avoid scratches too.

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#9

I have a plastic sea kayak and I have always wondered if it would be easier to make it transparent, by just leaving the coloring out.

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#10

Oh the hu-manatee!

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manatee looks up: “Hey look, a man in a canoe…”

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#12

Hyalinopygophobia.

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#13

No reports of octopus assaults during the encounters.

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Safety reasons, most likely. A transparent kayak/canoe will be basically invisible to rescuers if something goes wrong. Probably also less than ideal if you capsize and have to find it again quickly.

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They have lights on them, though…

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Not normally. My kayak is bright yellow, which contrasts well with sea water. Its not really emergencies where you worry. Its interacting with normal traffic on the water around you. I would rather not have to mess with lights. They are little use during the day and I don’t paddle at night anyway.

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