The popular History Channel show MonsterQuest was in town this year to film an episode about a strange being cavorting in the Lake Worth Lagoon. The location wasn't divulged during the show for fear that people would disturb the animal.
A trident-shaped tail slaps mirror-like water in one image; a strange elongated snout breaks the surface to take a quick breath in another. One of the stars of the show, which originally aired in April, is FAU oceanography Professor Ed Petuch.
"What in heaven's name is that," Petuch exclaims playfully when shown images of the beast. "Very interesting, that's very wild." Petuch ends the suspense of the hour long episode with his conclusion that the
The opinion seems to be is it is a manatee. Not the first time a manatee has been mistaken for a sea serpent or a mermaid. Be interesting to see if anything comes out of this rather sensationalised programme.