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Better Snorkeling With Manatees

Manatees are an endangered species. Should people snorkel with them?¬†Before we went to Crystal Springs, Florida, to snorkel with manatees, I called a park in the Crystal Springs area to talk to a naturalist about the issue.¬† I asked, straight out, if there was any controversy about this closeup interaction with the species. She said […]

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Snorkeling with Manatees in Crystal River, FL

Snorkeling with manatees was on our lifelong dream list. To accomplish the deed we took a thousand mile sidetrack in a chilly February to Crystal River, Florida. Then, as we drove from Atlanta south, the temperature reports grew worse. The newest weather reports indicated it would be 28 degrees in the morning. Uh, oh. Captain […]

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