Wordless Wednesday: March Manatee Madness!

Just like Florida tourists, manatees probably didn’t appreciate this year’s cold winter. Last week while my parents were in town, we visited the Manatee Viewing Area at Tampa Electric (TECO) in Apollo Beach where we saw hundreds of manatees – big ones and small ones – basking in the warm water discharge from the Big Bend Power Station.

In addition to manatees, we saw tarpon, spotted rays, other species of fish and birds. Quite the habitat is going on!  Here’s a snapshot showing manatees, the power plant and reflection of some observers. If you can make it, I definitely recommend checking out the center. And when I receive the gift of time, will post more photos to my Flickr account from the trip.


March Manatee Madness! 2010, Manatee Viewing Center, Apollo Beach, Fla.


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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