The Turning Basin

Manatees and Kayaks

Each winter manatees return to the warmer waters of the Florida Keys where they congregate in groups in the warm shallow water of Florida Bay and in local canals. Power boats pose a major threat to the large slow-moving creatures as they are easily run over. Many manatees bear the scars of being hit by high-speed propellers. Some survive, others do not.  The turning basin at the end of the canal closest to US-1 at MM-89 is an easy place to see these docile mammals.

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One response to “The Turning Basin

  1. With the exception of all those humans out there, this looks like my backyard in Tavernier, Fl. Manatees are amazing and beautiful creatures. You have captured their gentleness.

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