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Where can one find Manatees in early February?

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Where can one find Manatees in early February?

In the Keys or Eastern Everglades.

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1. Re: Where can one find Manatees in early February?

Are you going to be in Miami? I have a good spot there to find them.

It's more it and miss (for me) in the Keys.

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2. Re: Where can one find Manatees in early February?

They've been hiding in the Key Colony Beach canals the last couple of weeks. Often behind the Post Office. But it's not a guarantee to see them.

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3. Re: Where can one find Manatees in early February?

In your other tread, you asked about accomodation in Islamorada and got a lot of members recommending Ragged Edge - well, the manatees usually are right there in their small boat basin, hoping to get some fresh water when people clean their boats in the evening.

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4. Re: Where can one find Manatees in early February?

I haven't seen any in my canal MM105.5. My bf has them in the water off his house in Twin Lakes (MM102.5). He also saw a crocadile last week. One of the local tour operators takes folks down his canal. The manatees are usually in the water behind the Hampton Inn in Key largo.

As everyone has said, being wild creatures, there are no guarantees.

Edited: 6:40 am, February 04, 2013
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5. Re: Where can one find Manatees in early February?

We stayed at the Key Largo, but the resident Manatees did not grace us with an appearance.

But we did get a very close view of some at Flamingo in the Everglades.

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