Manatee Viewing Center Open (and it's FREE!)
Did you know that there is a FREE family-friendly activity that is now open for the season? Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center is the spot to catch these awesome sea cows doing their cozy hangout by the TECO's Big Bend Power Station. Picture this: hundreds of manatees snuggling up in that clean, toasty water discharge—what a sight!
Floridians Asked To Be on the Lookout for Stranded Manatees
Save the Manatee Club (SMC), alongside their partners from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, is actively monitoring the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, a release states.
Visit One of Central Florida's Freshwater Springs to Cool Off!
Florida's freshwater springs have crystal-clear water and cool temperatures, all year long!Photo byRobin TengonUnsplash. This post contains affiliate links, meaning information on purchasing products. I earn from qualifying purchases, which will be at no additional cost to you.
Pinellas Deputies Rescue Manatee From Drowning
Deputies in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's (PCSO) Marine and Environmental Lands Unit do more than just enforce boating laws — they're also tasked with protecting the county's numerous preserves, as well as the wildlife that inhabits them. A newsletter released today from PCSO highlights the efforts of Deputy Jill Constant and her recent quest to rescue a dying manatee.
Ambitious Turkey Creek Marina Development Project Might Endanger the Manatee Population in Palm Bay
Exciting news for boating enthusiasts, but less so for the decreasing population of endangered manatees: a multimillion-dollar marina expansion on Turkey Creek in Palm Bay is ready to forge ahead.
The BEST Place to Swim With Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
Welcome to our YouTube channel! Join us on an extraordinary adventure with Manatee Tour and Dive in Crystal River, where we had the incredible opportunity to swim with gentle giants – the majestic manatees. Discover the beauty and serenity of Crystal River as we dive into the crystal-clear waters, encountering these magnificent creatures up close. Our unforgettable experience with Manatee Tour and Dive showcases their expertise, friendly staff, and dedication to preserving these endangered species. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and embark on a journey filled with awe-inspiring moments. Don't miss out on this captivating encounter with the manatees of Crystal River! #ManateeTourAndDive #CrystalRiverManatees #SwimmingWithManatees #NatureEncounter #CrystalClearWaters #EndangeredSpecies #WildlifeAdventure #UnforgettableExperience
Florida's Manatees are in peril due to Starvation, Pollution, and Human activity
Manatees, commonly called sea cows, are in peril in Florida for many reasons. More than 800 manatees perished in the state of Florida in 2022, with many dying from famine and malnutrition on the Atlantic coast, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claims. Seagrasses, the animals' primary source of sustenance, are vanishing, which leads to malnutrition and makes them more susceptible to cold temperatures.
Top 5 things to Do in Crystal River, Florida
If you’re looking to visit Florida but you’ve decided to stay away from the traditional theme park vacation, then Crystal River Florida is the right place for you. The locals like to call it the “Real Florida.” Check out our 5 things to do in Crystal River Florida below.
Manatees Are on the Move -- FWC Reminds Boaters to Slow Down
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a press release reminding boaters to ‘go slow and look below’ as manatees begin to emerge from their winter refuges.
Disney's Splash Mountain ride water selling for thousands on eBay and other stories from the Sunshine State
Welcome back readers! We're highlighting more of our favorite NewsBreak stories from Florida contributors this week. We’ve got stories on Disney's Splash Mountain fans selling water supposedly from the ride after it permanently closed down, the restaurant bringing Australian-themed dining to West Palm Beach, an exploration of Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring and more.
Ospreys on Kings Bay
The Ospreys have returned to Crystal River. and Kings Bay, Florida. "Sheldon and Amy" , a pair named for the TV series "Big Bang" main actors, have returned for the seventh year to a nest on Kings Bay. Each year the raise at least one Osprey chick. Tourist boats come to see them everyday and they have become quite the celebrities. A local Dunnellon photographer, Jack Kassewitz, has even published a book about them.
FREE family activity near Tampa!
Check out this FREE family activity in Apollo Beach! It’s called the Manatee Viewing Center, and it’s located right next to the Bog Bend Power Plant! There is soooo much more to do and see here than just manatees!
Manatees get 3,000+ pounds of lettuce a day to increase food supply and more stories from the Sunshine State
Photo by(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Hello readers! We're back this week and highlighting more of our favorite NewsBreak stories from Florida contributors. We’ve got stories on how state wildlife officials are making sure manatees get enough food, the seven things Florida is best known for, Floridians eating their way through Singapore and more.
Bottle Feeding the baby Manatees
These are about 1-2month old babies that still needs milk
Manatee making friends with a Pod of Dolphins
Lonely Manatee found a pod of Dolphins and decided to greet the.
Colder temperatures promise great manatee spotting opportunities and more stories from the Sunshine State
Photo by(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Hello readers! This week, we’re highlighting more of our favorite NewsBreak stories from Florida contributors. We’ve got stories on where to spot manatees in the coming days, holiday lights at Largo Central Park, the beachside Seaglass Rosé experience happening next month and more.
This Florida City Is the Only Place in North America Where You Can Swim With Manatees
There is only one place in North America where you can swim with wild manatees legally. Would you like to swim with manatees? Follow us for more great adventures!
Manatees Galore at Blue Spring State Park in Florida
On my recent trip to Florida, I was grateful to find this gem of a state park about an hour north of Orlando in Orange City. Thanks to my hotel points, I had booked a free hotel in Deland, Florida, which was only 15 minutes away from the park. I was hoping to find a spring that wouldn't be too crowded where I could just explore and relax for the morning. The park opened at 8:00 am, and I arrived shortly after, around 8:15. I was surprised to see a line of about 20 cars already at the entrance gate waiting to get in. Apparently, it didn't matter whether you visit during the week or the weekend, this park is popular!
Crazy Florida Manatee Encounters While Kayak Fishing
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PrimeVisits - Manatee View Area - Apollo Beach, Florida
We visited the manatee viewing area. This is a very informative place to learn about manatees and on a chilly winter day be able to see them trying to stay warm. Such a unique experience!