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Thursday, January 31, 2019

There are nearly 500 manatees at Blue Spring State Park right now

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 10:32 AM

  • Screen grab via Save The Manatees/YouTube
With this week's temps hitting record lows, it should come as no surprise that a massive herd (or aggregation) of manatees is currently warming up at Blue Spring State Park.

Today's manatee headcount at the park is 489, a slight drop from yesterday's 552.

Arguably now is the best time to go see this awesome display of aquatic girth, plus the park is only 45 minutes from downtown Orlando and it's only $6 a car.

If you're stuck at work and can't make it, here are the always entertaining above and below water manatee cams from Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter. 

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