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Video shows dozens of manatees in canal near Brevard neighborhood

Sea cows seek warmer water amid cold weather

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. – Dozens of manatees flocked to a canal in Brevard County on Friday, seeking warmer temperatures.

The manatees gathered behind a neighborhood near Desoto Parkway and South Patrick Drive in Indian Harbour Beach.

Much like most Floridians, manatees don't do well in the cold, so when temperatures start to drop, they flock to warmer waters. This means the winter months are the perfect time to see wild manatees at local state parks and wildlife refuges, where spring water hovers right around 70 degrees all year-round.

Below is a list of manatee spots across the state where you can see wild manatees migrating away from the cold. The chilly weather rarely lasts long in Florida, so if you miss out during the winter months, click here to see a list locations with captive manatees available for viewing.

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