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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Manatees Seek Power Plants, Warm Springs as Safe Havens

Published October 20, 2006
Some manatees seek shelter here in the Suwannee River, which runs through northern Florida into the Gulf of Mexico.

It is the only undisturbed river system in the southeastern United States. The river's thick mats of sea grasses and temperate springs, which stay at 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) year round, provide refuge for hundreds of manatees.

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