Manatee Tracking

The public is welcome back to Manatee Lagoon's grounds as of September 1, 2021. On weekdays, you're invited to come enjoy the observation deck and outdoor amenities. Please note that the indoor facility and second-floor observation deck remain closed until further notice.

To watch our livestreaming Manatee Cam to see what's swimming in the outflow, click here. To explore our free virtual learning resources, click here. Stay tuned for reopening updates and more here at

Have you ever wondered where manatees go when they aren’t at Manatee Lagoon? Thanks to our friends at Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, we are now able to track certain manatees year-round. Scientists attach tags to manatee tails, allowing scientists to study the movement patterns of manatees, track rehabilitated manatees after their release to monitor their health, and develop site-specific regulations such as slow speed and no-wake zones.

Below are some of the manatees that we've previously tracked or are currently tracking. Please check back soon for more updates on where in the world these manatees travel to next!