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Monday, January 5, 2009

Manatees!

This is a power plant, near Apollo Beach, that has a Manatee Viewing Center. The power plant generates warm water that flows into a small bay area. The warm water attracts manatees in the winter months when the Gulf water is much colder. It's hard to see in the pictures, but there were tons of manatees in there! Mostly they were just hanging out, but every now and then you'd see their tails flip out of the water!
This was a 900 ft pier that led to another viewing area.
Afterwards, we went to Woody's River Roo to have lunch on the Manatee River, just a few minutes from our house. We all decided that both places are somewhere we'll take visiting friends!

2 comments:

CaraBee said...

How amazing to see those animals in the wild!

Jen said...

Wowee! I want to see some Manatees. I bet you're really jealous of all the tadpoles that I get to see here in Utah! You know you are!