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Manatee Snorkel Encounter – Crystal River, FL
December 6, 2019
Manatee Snorkel Encounter with Bill and Merilee Clifton from Science Partners in Crystal River, FL.
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019
WHERE: American Pro Diving Center
821 SE US Hwy. 19, Crystal River 34429
CONTACT: Merilee Clifton
407-808-4458 (cell / text)
Join Bill and Merilee Clifton – creationists, authors, Florida Master Naturalists, and science educators –
as we focus on “Florida’s Gentle Giant” – the West Indian Manatee. Our destination is Citrus County, The Nature Coast. In the morning, outfitted with wetsuits, masks, snorkels, and fins, we will take a pontoon boat ride in search of manatees. When we find them, we’ll join them in the crystal clear, spring-fed waters – the only place in Florida where it is legal to swim with manatees! During our manatee encounter, we’ll observe these sociable, endangered mammals “up close and personal.” We’ll study them in their natural habitat and discover what they look like, how they breathe, what they eat, and more! We’ll also learn what threatens their survival and how we can help.