Call your families and tell them you love them because the manatees have started their revolution.
On Feb. 3, more than 300 manatees, or sea cows, stormed a spring at the Crystal Rivers National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. In an attempt to escape cool temperatures, the rotund mammals moved into the warmer shallow water, which had to be closed off to swimmers and kayakers.
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The average number of manatees in the spring is 65, so a number over 300 just has to mean that they’re militarizing.
According to the Southwest Florida Water Management Facebook page, manatees frequently rush to the shallow water during cold spells, causing officials to close the area to human visitors. Read more…