Manatees are abundant in Boca Raton. They primarily exist in the
tidal waters and are mostly seen during the winter months. The State of
Florida, Palm Beach County and the City support the protection of
Manatees and have established Manatee Protection Zones throughout the
City of Boca Raton. Manatee Protection Zones are identified with bright
orange and white signage on the waterways. The signage warns boaters of
the presence of Manatees and requires slower speeds.
If you see an injured Manatees or someone harming a Manatee,
please call the Boca Raton Police Services Department immediately at 911
or the Florida Marine Patrol at 561-625-5122.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also
has a web site with information about laws to protect Manatees and can
be found on the Florida Conservation Website