Manatee Appreciation Day Should Be Every Day

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Manatee Appreciation Day isn’t just about spreading the love, it’s about spreading the love and knowledge of manatees’ amazing features. To give you a healthy dose of both, we’re mixing manatee fun facts with some of our favorite photos. Enjoy!

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Say Cheese!

Even though they spend most of their lives in water, Manatees are mammals just like you and me. That means they have to come up for air every now and then. 

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Take a deep breath.

Even though they spend most of their lives in water, Manatees are mammals just like you and me. That means they have to come up for air every now and then. 

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Holy smokes – what a whopper!

Even though they spend most of their lives in water, Manatees are mammals just like you and me. That means they have to come up for air every now and then. 

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Best friends swim together.

Relax, it’s not what it looks like. Chances are they’re just friends. Manatees have a fairly low reproduction rate. On average, one calf is born every two to five years.

Swimming free in the deep blue sea.

Looks like this one’s a lone ranger, which is far from uncommon. Manatees are semisocial creatures. They sometimes gather in groups, but are just as likely to swim solo. 

Hey, nice coat . . . wait a minute!

Because they are generally slow-moving animals, manatees are often found with algae growing on their backs.

Ready to meet the manatees? Start planning your trip to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. While you’re here, check out some of the other wildlife you can encounter in Southwest Florida.  

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