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Unread 16 Mar 19, 12:06 AM  
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Manatees

Here now. Where would be a good place to see Manatees at the moment?
We dont swim or kayak.
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We saw one just bobbing around the marina at north port richey. The power station crystal river is good.

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Blue Springs State Park. Check the website for a number to ring to get an update. When we went, we had great views of five manatees.
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We have consistently seen manatees at the overlook at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. If you do the Blackwater Drive it's $10./car. You can also buy a refuge and national parks pass for not too much. My senior citizen life pass was $10. We have been a half dozen times at least and a couple in August. They will swim right up to the overlook.

It is also a good place for birds and alligators. The Nature Center offers free and low cost (under $5.) nature programs-walks and talks.
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We head to Tampa Power Station to see the Manatees. The numbers depend on the water temperature in the Gulf.
The Power Station has a webcam, so you can check the numbers before you set off... and its Free !
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