News on our Manatees

A manatee swimming!

Florida has long been working to protect our Manatees from harm. They tend to swim slowly and close to the surface and boats have this way of not seeing them in time.

There have been many laws passed and efforts made at getting the word out to care more for these gentle creatures.

Welcome to a historic moment! In January, a record breaking 932 manatees were counted at the state park. The previous high was just over 700! Governor DeSantis said, “Florida’s manatee population continues to strengthen because of our record investments in manatee protection programs and water quality improvements.” Thank you for helping protect these incredible creatures!