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Updated: 01/22/2014 08:00:03AM

See dozens of manatees

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A manatee surfaces to take a breath at Manatee Park in Lee County.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Manatees can be seen surfacing, swimming and even rolling over in the warm water at Manatee Park in Lee County.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The best time to see manatees up close like this is at Manatee Park in Fort Myers before the end of March.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Kayakers can get the closest views of the manatees in Manatee Park in Lee County. Manatees can be seen coming up for air right beside a kayak.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Manatee Park offers views of manatees from various viewing areas.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

Manatees swim in the warm discharge waters from the Florida Power & Light plant in Lee County. The county opened the park in 1996, giving people a chance to see the sea cows.

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Many of us never saw a manatee until we moved down here.

We never walked on a beach or dock “up north” and saw a little, whiskered snout surface for a breath of air. We never saw giant baked potato-like blobs slowly (really slowly) lumber through the water.

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