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We’re not the only ones who find these freezing temperatures miserable. Manatees have made the swim to Apollo Beach and gathered at the Big Bend Power Station to cuddle up for warmth. When temps drop under 70, they all gather for refuge from the cold Florida water so TECO opened the Manatee Viewing Center. It’s open from 10am to 5pm daily through April. Admission and parking are both free! Pop this into your GPS if you’ve never been there: 6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572. For more info, call 813-228-4289.

Manatees Huddle for Warmth at Florida Power Plant

Manatees are staying warm in a balmy canal outside a power plant as the animals seek refuge from Florida's frigid temperatures. On Wednesday hundreds of manatees floated in the outflow of Tampa's Big Bend Power Station, a major coal-fired power plant located across Tampa Bay from on nearly 1,500 acres in southeastern Hillsborough County, close to Apollo Beach.

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