A rare sighting of a manatee was spotted in the ocean at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Tuesday. One was spotted at Jennette’s Pier last summer, and another was seen in Dough’s Creek and Shallowbag Bay around Manteo several years ago. Manatees are usually spotted more frequently in Florida, but they occasionally wander into North Carolina waters. During the summer months, Florida manatees are known to migrate north. The manatees follow the warmer waters. According to a post on the pier’s Facebook page, there are two sub-species of West Indian manatees: Antillean manatees and Florida manatees. The first group inhabits parts of Central and South America, and the latter inhabits the southeastern United States, particularly Florida.