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Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan Photo

Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) closed the Three Sisters Springs over the weekend of 13 and 14 December, due to the cold weather causing a high concentration of manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)). In turn this caused “high turbidity” making the area unsuitable for swimmers. If the colder weather continues, it is likely that there will be more closures in future. Please bear in mind that there are other areas where manatees can be viewed, although it will be worth checking with the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge by email prior to your visit if you are planning to go there.

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Video: Manatee by Joe Romeiro Photo

Video: Manatee by Joe Romeiro

Filmmaker Joe Romeiro has posted a sample of his manatee footage, most of which was shot at Crystal River, Florida. Joe shot it all on a RED EPIC housed in a Nauticam housing with a glass Zen dome in 5k at about 95 fps .

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Manatees are super sensitive to touch Photo

Manatees are super sensitive to touch

A paper published in the peer reviewed journal Journal of Comparative Physiology A has shown that Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) have the ability to sense water movements thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair. They do this via sense receptors in their facial whiskers.

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