Blog Entries Tagged: Manatees
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The cold weather in Palm Beach County may be out of the ordinary, but it presents a great opportunity to spot manatees at Manatee Lagoon. Mantatee Lagoon is a fun and engaging family-friendly attraction. It features interactive, entertaining exhibits that will spike your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees.

More than thirty manatees were witnessed at the lagoon in West Palm Beach Monday morning. The manatees come down upon the Manatee Lagoon exhibit thanks to the warm water coming from the nearby Florida Power & Light power plant. The power plant remains cool by filtering in water from the waterway, the cool water is heated by the power plant. The overflow then exits the plant and draws the…

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Manatee Lagoon offers interactive educational exhibits, solar trees, and selfie spots which are ideal for social media. The featured presentation is a waterfront attraction in Palm Beach County. Manatee Lagoon is located at 6000 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. It is an ideal idea for a free excursion with the family.

It is a FREE educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these threatened and unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. 

The Florida manatee is the largest of all the world’s manatees. In fact, the most gigantic can weigh more than 3,500 pounds!…

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The temperatures have cooled in Palm Beach County and the manatees are back in our warm shallow waters.  The warmer water provides the ultimate opportunity to meet one of our most-loved residents, the Florida manatee. The loved “sea cows” are massive marine mammals that live in the coastal waters of Florida.

Manatees have earned the reputation as gentle giants.  They are large, slow-moving marine mammals with an elongated, round body and paddle-shaped flippers and tails. Manatees are herbivores, feeding solely on seagrass, algae, and other vegetation in freshwater and estuarine systems in the southeastern United States.  Manatees on average weigh up to 1,000 pounds and up to ten feet in length.

Visit Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach to have a…

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As temperatures cool in Palm Beach County, it provides the ultimate opportunity to meet one of our most-loved residents, the Florida manatee. Our beloved “sea cows” are massive marine mammals that live in the coastal waters of Florida.

Manatees have earned the reputation as gentle giants.  They are large, slow-moving marine mammal with an elongated, round body and paddle-shaped flippers and tail. Manatees are herbivores, feeding solely on seagrass, algae, and other vegetation in freshwater and estuarine systems in the southeastern United States.  Manatees on the average weigh up to 1,000 pounds and up to ten feet in length.

From mid-November through late March, these sweet creatures migrate from the cold ocean waters and seek refuge in warmer…

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As cooler weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to meander through the Jupiter Sound in Jupiter. When the ocean temperatures cool, manatees migrate to the warmer waters of the sound. To get up close and personal with these gentle giants, opt for a motor-free water vessel rental from Jupiter Outdoor Center.

The West Indian manatee, which is spotted throughout Jupiter, was once abundant throughout the tropic and subtropical western North and South Atlantic and Caribbean waters. However, the manatee’s numbers have been greatly reduced. Today, the West Indian manatee is listed as an endangered species throughout its range.

The sea cows will let you take a selfie, but DO NOT TOUCH them.  You must remain respectful, calm and do not chase them from…

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The pristine waterways of Jupiter, Florida, are full of beautiful marinelife such as manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, starfish, conch, sea urchin, sea cucumber, pufferfish, pelicans, and so much more!

Manatees are one of the most sought after gentle giants to see, which frequent our waters year round. They can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh as much as 1200 pounds, as they munch up to 150 pounds of sea grass daily! 

Whether by boat, paddleboard, kayak, or canoo, there is so much to see. One of the most exciting ways to explore natue and soak up the sun is by clear kayak! Get Up and Go Kayaking is a great option for a tour of the intracoastal waterway with an experienced tour guide and no worries in the world.

They depart from Jupiter Pointe…

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Save a life and adopt a real manatee. Manatees travel freely around Florida.  Manatees can be spotted throughout Southeast Florida’s rivers and coastal waters.  Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. Save the Manatee Organization is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat. Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our adoption programs are real, living manatees with known histories. The Save the Manatee Organizations mission is to protect manatees and…

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A manatee rescued in West Palm Beach is now being treated in Miami at the Miami Seaquarium.  Police officers with Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach teamed up with officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to rescue the manatee near the Manatee Lagoon.  A spokesman at Manatee Lagoon said the manatee is being treated for a severe lung infection.  The good news is she is eating regularly now.

Manatee Lagoon is one of Palm Beach County’s fun and engaging family-friendly attractions, with interactive, entertaining exhibits that tickle your curiosity about the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon and the wonderful world of manatees. Due to COVID the family friendly attraction is temporarily closed.

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Also known as an “ocean potato” or “sea cow”,  the beloved Florida manatee is a gentle giant you’ll see calmly cruising throughout Jupiter Intracoastal waters. Manatees have a very friendly disposition, and while it may be tempting to feed or give them fresh water from your dock, it is illegal as they are a protected species.

Manatees are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978. It is illegal to feed, harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, annoy, or molest manatees. For more information about state laws, please visit https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/manatee/.

On the other hand, it’s wonderful to experience these calm…

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This Saturday, February 1st, celebrate Manatee Lagoon’s fourth anniversary at ManateeFest! Families are welcome to photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee, a Super Bowl themed FanZone, a Kids Fun Zone with ocean-inspired face painting, and marine life puzzles. Kids are encouraged to visit each participation station to have their “passport” stamped in order to receive a prize for visiting all activities.

ManateeFest will also feature local arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and environmental exhibitors including 4ocean, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coral Restoration Foundation, Florida Fishing Academy, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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