Manatees

The Florida manatee, Trichechus Manatus Latirostrus, is a gentle giant that can grow up to 10 feet long and weigh more than 2 tons. These “sea cows” as they have been commonly named, feed on sea grass, algae, and other marine vegetation found in shallow waters. They are protected in Palm Beach County and, contrary to popular belief, they are common to these waters year round. The belief that manatees can only be spotted during winter months is due to the sharp increase in population during this time. In fact, Palm Beach County is a migratory destination for many manatees…