Manatee Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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November is Manatee Awareness Month. It’s time to celebrate the giant sea cows that call Sanibel Island and Fort Myers home. Follow us as we teach you why manatees are so special. This question and answer cheat sheet will serve as a reminder to protect gentle manatees. What Are Manatees? Manatees, sometimes referred to as […]

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Help Protect the Growing Manatee Population

The population of manatees is at a record high. Help us continue to improve the survival of these endangered species by following these fishing and boating safety tips inspired by the Lee County Natural Resources Division. DON’T Touch Manatees should be appreciated from afar. We understand that they’re irresistibly cute, however, human touch can cause […]

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Manatee Appreciation Day

Manatees are just one of many species that you will spot swimming in Sanibel’s waterways. From April to October, manatees can be seen throughout the warm shallow waters of southwest Florida. Then when the weather cools down, they begin heading for freshwater springs, where the temperatures remain around 70 degrees year round. Local Manatees In […]

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