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It’s officially manatee season! From November 15th until March 31st, manatees begin moving south for warmer waters as air and water temperatures drop.

When the weather is cold, a majority of manatees can be found gathering in the warm water outflows of Florida Power & Light’s Eco-Discovery Center, Manatee Lagoon.

Manatees are considered one of Florida’s most important marine species whose behavior can alert researchers to the environment and habitat changes that may otherwise go unnoticed in Florida’s waterways.

Aside from their environmental impact, manatees are beloved marine mammals because of their gentle demeanor, their friendly faces, and their tendency to “socialize” with humans. Also known as “sea cows” because they eat grass or “sea

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center(LMC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit education and ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Juno Beach and is one of the most treasured organizations in Florida. The facility focuses on sea turtle rehabilitation and houses a variety of exhibits including live sea turtles and other coastal creatures. Exhibits include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, salt water aquaria and displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida’s marine environment.

Their mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles, and they provide numerous opportunities for children and families to learn and get excited about

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