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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thousand Word Thursday - Manatees


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.
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14 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

I think that is so sad too about the scars. I never would have known that. Great photo.

Melissa G. said...

Manatees are so interesting!

Martha in PA said...

Funny, we both posted manatees this week. I just love them. They are so big but gentle looking!

Rebecca said...

I remember seeing manatees in FL. The scarring is sad. Poor creatures.

Emilie said...

Thank so much for sharing. That is so sad about the boat motors. :(

Happy ATWT!

Suburban Hooker said...

It makes me sad too, and they're so gentle...NOT FAIR!!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Wow, that must have been so cool to see them so close. I agree about the boat propellers. We humans have little respect for other species.

Great pic!

Mommy 2 Bears said...

Great picture. Blue springs is such great area. Homosassa Springs is also a nice area to see manatee.

Mel Fraase said...

Cool picture! My BFF has always had a thing for manatees, I didn't know what they were until high school (up north don'cha know) :)

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

That is sad about their scars. We come into their home and they get hurt by it :(

Great picture, Happy ATWT

Henrietta said...

Oh how neat! I would love to be able to see one in person. It's very sad indeed that such gentle creatures are scarred and hurt by humans :(

Amanda said...

WOW!! I would love to see one so close. Great photos very beautiful.

Nicolasa said...

That is a fabulous picture! The scars are so sad!

Happy ATWT!

The Mom Jen said...

They are so scary-odd-cool looking aren't they!

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