Enjoy this video of a massive Florida manatee fart

They're basically little fart-powered submarines.

Hate to break it to you prudes, but everyone farts, especially the aquatic mammals that look the most like big ol' farters.

In an Instagram video posted today by St. Petersburg-based See Through Canoe Company, a manatee can be seen performing a tremendously impressive bubbler for some lucky paddler.

“Manatees fart to control their buoyancy,” said the company in the post.  "The smell is like rotten cabbage and sulfur.”

Indeed, it’s true.

Manatees need to fart, especially since adults can eat up to 100-150 pounds of vegetation per day. The extra gassed is then stored in a little pouches inside their intestines, and then released  whenever they need to swim to deeper depths.

So, in other words, they're basically little fart-powered submarines. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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