South Florida’s cold weather not only has residents and visitors shivering, it has the manatee population seeking warmer water in order to survive.
South Florida’s often quick by severe cold snaps have taken their toll on the state’s manatee population once again.
A Boynton Beach Police Marine unit patrol working to educate boaters on manatee safety discovered something that weighed more than 1,300 pounds, but it wasn’t a sea cow.
A deadly discovery early Wednesday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami Beach. Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez said just before 8 a.m. they received a call about a dead manatee floating near the Grand Beach Hotel.
An early morning dip in the ocean off a South Florida beach turned into big surprise for a couple of beachgoers when a curious manatee got a bit too close for comfort.
First one, then another sunbather on Hallandale Beach spotted what looked like someone, or some thing, in trouble. They saw a dark form in the shallow water, near the beach. They went to help, but were shocked by what they found.
It’s not only the snowbirds who flock to South Florida over the winter, it’s also the manatees, but as the temperatures warm up, the manatee season now appears to be over in South Florida.
Two orphaned West Indian Manatees rescued by the Miami Seaquarium are grown up and ready to rejoin their brethren in the wild.
A pair of prognosticating sea cows on the west coast have split when it comes to who they think will win the Super Bowl.
Florida’s manatee population appears to be higher than usual this year. A recent survey showed almost 5,000 manatees in the state.