Wildlife Officials Fear Tourists Are Loving Manatees to Death – Yahoo News

Despite their rotund shape, manatees are blubber-free, prompting the marine mammals to search for warm refuges when ocean temperatures cool in winter. The roughly one-acre spring in the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s west coast stays a toasty 72-degrees Fahrenheit year-round. Today, manatees are often met at the spring by lines of snorkelers, paddle boarders, and the tour boats that brought them there, all vying to get an up close view of the animals in their natural habitat.

Source: Wildlife Officials Fear Tourists Are Loving Manatees to Death – Yahoo News

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