Two Manatee Lost in St. Croix Waters
The search continues.
Article says last reported sighting was in Altona Lagoon. I've often wondered if the lagoon is any good for snorkeling? I've seen a lot of small fish just looking along the shoreline.
Probably searching for fresh water. Is the lagoon brackish or pure sea water?
Altona Lagoon Brackish.
There is also fresh water / brackish flowing into the ocean when we have normal rains at:
- Salt River
- Green Cay Marina
- Great Pond
so theoretically we should be able to support a Manatee colony.....if we have normal rain. We certainly have plenty of sea grass.