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Magical Manatee Madness

At the time of writing this article, the West Indian Manatee, and its two subspecies, the Antillean and Florida Manatee, is still listed on the Endangered Species List. There is a current proposal before the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service … Continue reading

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Chassahowitzka River Kayaking Part Two

Our adventure continues, read Part One here, with a mother manatee and calf right in front of the boat launch and docks. The fact that these two made it into the No Wake zone is a miracle in itself. So … Continue reading

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Kayaking Adventure on the Chassahowitzka River in Homosassa, FL

I recently spent a few days camping near and exploring the Chassahowitzka River (pronounced Chaz-wits-kuh), or Chaz as the locals call it, along Florida’s Nature Coast in Homosassa Springs. As a destination, this is an area that certainly lives up … Continue reading

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A Visit to Fanning and Manatee Springs State Parks

On a recent trip down to Tampa, I decided to take the more leisurely and scenic route along Highway 98 to visit some of the state parks along this stretch and made my first stop at Fanning Springs State Park. … Continue reading

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Kayaking With Manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida

  Every winter the Florida manatee takes refuge in the warmer springs and rivers along Florida’s coastline. These endangered mammals attract an influx of tourists and nature lovers hoping to catch a glimpse of the magnificent creatures, which can reach … Continue reading

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