Latest Manatee Update:
March 28, 2016
For several days recently the river has been above the magic number of 68° F (20° C) but cooler than the spring run, which was 72° F (22.5° C). As a result, a few manatees have dropped by. On March 25th, Cora Berchem, Save the Manatee Club’s Multimedia Specialist, stopped by the park and saw six manatees. Five of those were ID’d. As of today, the river temp, 75.4° F (24° C), is definitely warmer than the spring run! -- Wayne Hartley, Manatee Specialist.