As I mentioned earlier this week, we visited Blue Srings. I looked back through my pictures and found a neat picture of a manatee from last February. The springs are 72 deg year round and in the summer that feels cool, but in the winter months,it feels warm. As the weather cools, the manatees come in from the st john's river to swim in the warm 72 degree water. The day that we visited (in February) there were something like 180 manatees in the water. Unfortunately they do not allow snorkeling in the water while the manatees are present. I think that it is sad that every manatees I have ever seen has scars from boat propellers.