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As manatees can't survive in water below 60 degrees, they migrate to Kings Bay and the adjacent rivers every winter, which are an average 72 degrees all year round. So from November through March 2012, you can head to Crystal River, which is 70 miles north of Tampa, where it is the epicenter of manatee-watching, and go frolicking with these giant but affectionate creatures!This sounds so fun!

from Travel For Wildlife

How To Swim With Manatees in Crystal River Florida - Travel 4 Wildlife

This is heartwarming: The Whale… If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands…

from Traveling Mom

Plantation on Crystal River

The Plantation on Crystal River is a beautiful Florida city to vacation in, and get up close to the Crystal River manatees.

from Simple & Interesting.

Roller Coaster Highway, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Roller Coaster Highway, Tulsa, Oklahoma, South-Central United States, North America

from Roadtrippers

Three Sisters Spring

kayak and swim with the manatees! Three Sisters Spring at Crystal River, FL Crossed this off my bucket list in 2013!