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Manatee experience in Crystal River a double-edged sword

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As the temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s, sea cows are seeking the warmth of Kings Bay in Citrus Coutny.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with the Refuge Manager for the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Michael Lusk.  Lusk says while the freezing temperatures provide a challenge for law enforcement who have to patrol the Kings Bay area, the cold weather also provides an educational opportunity for the public:

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Refuge Manager for the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Michael Lusk talking with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend.

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Donna is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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