Hundreds of manatees move south into the warm waters of Broward County.
The 'I Spy a Manatee' mobile app is used by Broward County residents and visitors to report manatee sightings to the County's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division and is available for Android and Apple. Use the app to report manatees and their activities, and view manatee protection and boating safety zones in Broward County.
In the app, you can take a picture of the manatee or select a picture from the device's gallery. Enter the sighting information such as the number of manatees and the manatees' activity, and either enter the location or let the device use the location services to find the location for you. When the sighting report is successfully submitted, the manatees of Broward County will thank you.
Also with the app, you can view a map of the County's waterways with State-regulated Manatee Protection and Boating Safety zones. With location services active, the map will also display the mobile device's location on the waterway. Even without location services active, the map can still display a nearby location if the user provides a valid address. A legend can be accessed to provide an overall list of the Manatee Protection and Boating Safety Zones.
If you spot a manatee in Broward County, email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "I Spy A Manatee" mobile app available for Android (versions 9.0 or newer) and iPhone. Download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.