Manatee Season

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November 15th began manatee season which runs through March 31, 2019. Boaters should be on the lookout for greater numbers of manatees throughout the Countyโ€™s waterways (including Intracoastal, canals and natural waterways) during the cooler months. Vessel operators should obey all posted speed limits, wear polarized sunglasses and watch for the large, tell-tale circular slicks on the surface of the water caused by the tail that indicate the presence of manatees. Violators may be fined. If you see a manatee in trouble, call Florida Fish and Wildlife Alert Number (888) 404-3922, text *FWC or # FWC on a cell phone.