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Water for Elephants

By Linda Tancs

November is Manatee Awareness Month in Florida.  Despite their popular nickname “sea cow,” these aquatic mammals are actually related to the elephant.  This time of year, when the waters of the Gulf cool down and subject these gentle giants to cold stress, you’ll find them instead in the balmy waters of Crystal River, less than two hours north of Tampa.  During manatee season, more than 150,000 people will visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge to snorkel and kayak among manatees, the only place where such interaction with this endangered and federally protected species is allowed.


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It’s nearly impossible to find educated people on this subject, but
you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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