SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. — It's that time of year again: Manatees looking for warmer water are heading to a Brevard County canal.
Dozens of sea cows have huddled up in Satellite Beach's Desoto Parkway canal.
Manatees struggle when the waters of the Indian River Lagoon gets to 68 degrees or cooler, so they make their way to warm water around power plants, hot springs, and canals.
Once again, the Desoto Canal is becoming quite the tourist attraction.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission urges boaters to stay away from the areas where manatees are gathered for warmth.
Disturbing the manatees might make them leave the warm water, putting them at risk of exposure.