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Are West Indian Manatees Omnivores?

Are West Indian Manatees Omnivores?

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The West Indian Manatee is a large aquatic mammal that eats sea grasses and other aquatic plants equivalent to 4-9 percent of their body weight. Nicknamed “sea cows” because of.. read more

Why Should I Book with Captain Mike’s Swimming with the Manatees?

Why Should I Book with Captain Mike’s Swimming with the Manatees?

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There is no better way to swim with manatees in the spring-fed waters of Crystal River, Florida than with Captain Mike’s Swimming With the Manatees. That is, of course, if.. read more

How to Snorkel like a Pro

How to Snorkel like a Pro

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Snorkeling is one of the most fun things you can do in Crystal River, Florida. It allows you to explore the beautiful crystal clear waters and check out amazing wildlife… read more

Rules to Follow When Swimming With Manatees

Rules to Follow When Swimming With Manatees

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Manatees are protected animals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973. These are regulations, enforced by both the United States Federal Government.. read more

Do Sharks Eat Manatees?

Do Sharks Eat Manatees?

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Manatees are gentle, slow-moving animals that spend most of their time eating, traveling or resting. They are shy and reclusive mammals with no natural or animal predators. Because they are.. read more

Why Do Manatees Migrate?

Why Do Manatees Migrate?

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Manatees are typically migrating animals. During the summer, they reside in shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries and coastal waters areas—whether fresh, brackish or salt water—while traveling freely around the Gulf.. read more

Do Manatees Have Long-Term Memory

Do Manatees Have Long-Term Memory

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There used to be consensus that manatees are dull-witted animals. Of course, that belief relied on observation of the animals in the wild and on brain studies. But the conclusions.. read more

Swim & Snorkel With Manatees

Swim & Snorkel With Manatees

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If you’ve wanted to get close to nature and interact with wild animals in their natural habitat, then a swim with manatee tour is a perfect outing for you. Manatees.. read more

Where can I swim with manatees?

Where can I swim with manatees?

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They may not be as agile as dolphins or as strong as whales, but manatees are large, adorable and harmless creatures that are delightful to interact with. And with their.. read more

The 3 Species of Manatees

The 3 Species of Manatees

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Manatees are large and gentle creatures with an unmistakable appearance. They are gray and oval-shaped sea giants, with stout bodies, whiskered face, two flippers and a rounded paddle-like tail. They.. read more