Manatee migration season begins

November is Manatee Awareness Month

Published On: Nov 15 2012 07:30:57 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2012 07:31:09 AM EST

Wildlife officers are asking boaters to slow down for migrating manatees.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting a news conference Thursday in Pompano Beach to discuss the importance of following speed restrictions in manatee protection zones.

November is Manatee Awareness Month. The wildlife commission says that when water temperatures drop, manatees move to warmer refuges such as canals, outflows from power plants, and freshwater springs.