BLUE SPRINGS STATE PARK

Yesterday we hired a *pontoon boat*and sailed the St John River in Deland which is about 45 minutes from Orlando

We saw lots of wildlife during the day including many alligators, turtles and a whole array of birds

We were also lucky enough to see a Manatee when we stopped off and moored at Blue Springs State Park

Read about the park here:- www.floridastateparks.org/park/Blue-Spring

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RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF MANATEES IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA

RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF MANATEES IN CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA

Earlier this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had to shut down access to Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River when an estimated 300 sea cows moved into the area to enjoy the warmer waters. Now, wildlife officials are saying they’ve taken a more complete headcount in the Citrus County area.

That count, according to Bay News 9, added up to 797 manatees, which handily breaks the old record of 657

For information see here:- riverventures.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/manatee-confab-breaks-records/

#florid #manatee #springs #nature #nationalparks #crystalriver #threesisterssprings

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Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Manatees set for removal from U.S. endangered species list

Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

Read more here:- Florida's manatee population has grown 500% since 1991, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says
Improvements in habitat conditions, rescue efforts credited with recovering population

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