West Indian Manatees are beautiful and gentle mammals. Adults grow to around ten feet in length and up to 3,000 lbs.
The manatees in Crystal River often swim up from the Gulf Stream in the winter months where the water stays 72 degrees all year.
Being born and raised in Florida, I have a strong passion for these beautiful creatures. We recently had the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants with Adventure Diving.
It was a beautiful boat ride and a relaxing swim with these precious creatures and they love their bellies rubbed. The only place where you can swim with these creatures in the wild and it is legal to pet them, but only with one hand.
Please help save these endangered giants www.savethemanatee.org
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