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What’s the right way to help a hurt or stranded manatee?

What’s the right way to help a hurt or stranded manatee?

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Florida is home more than 6,131 manatees. With that massive number of animals it is quite common to see beached, stranded or injured manatees, particularly during the winter in Crystal.. read more

Where on United States is it legal to swim with wild manatees?

Where on United States is it legal to swim with wild manatees?

Posted by Swimming With The Manatees
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The go-to spot for West Indian manatees, also called Florida manatees, is Crystal River, Fl. As soon as the animals sense the coming winter, they seek out warm locations. For.. read more

Do alligators bother manatees?

Do alligators bother manatees?

Posted by Swimming With The Manatees
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Alligators and manatees have overlapping habitats. They often hang out together in sunny spots along the shoreline or spend time in warm-water areas. Occasionally alligators and manatees can be seen.. read more

What is the best time of year to see manatees in Florida?

What is the best time of year to see manatees in Florida?

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In the summer, manatees roam throughout the United States as far as Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts. But in the winter, they congregate in Florida in massive numbers to take advantage.. read more

Why Do Manatees Like Warm Water?

Why Do Manatees Like Warm Water?

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Manatees like warm water because they require refuges to survive the cold of winter. Despite a weight of 1,000 pounds or more, manatees lack a continuous layer of blubber (like.. read more

How Manatees Became Mermaids

How Manatees Became Mermaids

Posted by Swimming With The Manatees
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It’s winter again and manatees are migrating south to warm-water springs and power plant outflows. As the slow-moving marine mammals make their way into the springs they often run into.. read more

Can manatees see underwater?

Can manatees see underwater?

Posted by Swimming With The Manatees
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Manatees are intriguing and marvelous aquatic mammals. They typically live in shallow rivers, bays and coastal areas, preferring water that’s not deeper than 10 feet (3 meters). But on any.. read more

Do manatees have live births?

Do manatees have live births?

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Female manatees give birth to one live calf every 2-5 years. It’s possible for a female to give birth to twins, but this is quite rare. If a cow (female.. read more

What does a manatee need to survive?

What does a manatee need to survive?

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Florida manatees were among the first animals listed as endangered soon after the Endangered Species Act came into effect in 1973. When that happened, there were only about 1,000 of.. read more

Are manatees dangerous to swim with?

Are manatees dangerous to swim with?

Posted by Swimming With The Manatees
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Manatees are calm and peaceful marine mammals that pose no danger to swimmers. In fact, they are curious animals that enjoy human interaction and are quite happy to relate with.. read more