Local manatees successfully braving the cold
Aerial Courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service
Manatees gather in the Three Sisters Springs Sanctuary just north of Tampa in 2010.
In 2010, when the water temperature in North Central Florida dropped into the 40s local manatees struggled to survive.
Ivan Vicente, visitor services specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said during the 2010 winter over 500 manatees perished because of low water temperature.
The recent drop in temperature has many wondering if it could happen again.
But, according to Vicente, there is no concern for the manatees safety this year. They are enjoying the warmer water in Citrus County and have no signs of stress.
Casey Christ wrote this story online.
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