OMG! I really wanted to see a manatee when I lived in Orlando. No luck. But on our recent trip to Florida, Grandma CC took us to “Manatee Lagoon: An FPL Eco-Discovery Center.” The whole operation reeks of corporate spin-doctoring (there’s a Florida Power and Light plant on the water, just north of Palm Beach and the manatees are attracted to the warm water expelled by the plant cooling system), but it was still super cool. There were at least thirty manatees hanging out in the shallow water near the viewing area! Some of them (see above) poked their noses up for a breath on their way in or out!