An unusual rescue in Central Florida has saved the lives of 19 manatees.
South Florida is known for attracting “snow birds” but the warm waters off our coastline also attract manatees which means boaters need to slow down and be careful.
As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles.
You can help save manatees and sea turtles by purchasing a new decal offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Two men just pleaded guilty to charges related to an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.
Boaters motoring through Broward’s waterways are being urged to watch out for manatees. The migration season for the endangered species began Friday.
Florida now has a few more manatees. However, these aren’t coming from another ocean, they are coming from a couple of aquariums in the Ohio River Valley.
A group of four manatees in a mating herd put on quite a show on Pompano Beach Monday afternoon.
“This is probably going to be the worst [manatee] die-off in history.” That’s the grim news from Martine DeWit, a veterinarian who oversees Florida’s marine mammal pathology laboratory.
South Florida boaters are being reminded to slow down for migrating manatees.