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> Swimming with manatees in Crystal River
starlagurl
post Mar 26 2009, 01:23 PM
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I've heard of swimming with dolphins in Florida, but never manatees. Sounds interesting, I wonder if it's more dangerous.

Here is a nice story about it: http://holeinthedonut.com/2009/03/17/swimm...-river-florida/



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post Mar 30 2009, 03:29 PM
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I've never done it commercially but we were vacationing with some friends on Captiva Island and one day we were swimming in the water and this manatee came out of nowhere. It swam around us for a few minutes just looking at us (and us at him) and then swam off...it was pretty surreal.

As someone who was born/raised in Florida, and someone who has swam with one in the wild I support http://savethemanatee.org/


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