There is a special place located just a short drive from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It is Blue Spring Park and the there is a huge spring located here with water flowing out a warm 72 degrees even in winter. Manatees love it here and come from the rivers and bays to winter here in the warm clear water.
There is also an abundance of fish. Lots of different kinds and too numerous to count. It is a beautiful place with large trees covered in Spanish moss. It is a tropical garden paradise.
Many of the manatees come here when they have been injured by boat propellers. They are kin to the elephant family and can weigh a ton or more. There are hundreds of them in this little space. Just a few yards away is the St Johns River where the water temperature can be a low 60 degrees. This is too cold for the manatees and they cannot survive in water this cold.
If you get to Florida where the temperature today is a balmy 80 degrees, go to see the manatees. You will thoroughly enjoy the visit.
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