The I Spy a Manatee mobile app was developed to encourage residents and visitors in Broward County to report manatee sightings in the Countys waterways. The app allows users to:
Take a picture of the manatee or select the picture from the devices gallery.
Report information including number of manatees, type of activity (e.g. feeding, traveling, resting, etc.) and to also report if the manatee is injured or dead.
During submission of a manatee sighting, users can request to be contacted regarding the sighting, however this is not required.
If location services or mobile service is not available at the time of the sighting, the user has up to 48 hours to submit the sighting.
View a map of the Countys waterways with State-regulated manatee protection and boating safety zones. The map can also display the mobile devices location on the waterway. Even without location services active, the map can still display a nearby location if the user provides a valid address.
Created by Broward Countys Enterprise Technology Services Division and the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division.