Meet Mia the Manatee

Meet our mascot, Mia!

Mia the Manatee is our water-loving friend from the shallow Florida waters, sharing manatee facts and inspiration for all land and sea creatures. Explore Mia’s migration adventure as she travels from north to south and learn something new about manatees every day.

Take a look around to learn about our favorite gentle giant and track the best places to spot manatees yourself! Kids, parents, educators and visitors to Florida can join Mia and her friends on Facebook at and Instagram at @ManateeLagoon, for daily facts, photos and fun!

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No matter how old you may be, sometimes you just need mom. Right, friends?

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My friends at Manatee Lagoon and I love seasons, so today we kicked off spring selfie style!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the manatee statue, used the props and gave us their best spring selfie! Everyone who played along got a seedling in a pretty pot to plant at home.

See you at our next selfie station!
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