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18 January 2017

Wordless Wednesday | Manatees, Warm Water & Electricity




Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:


1 - Tampa Electric discharges warm water into a canal outside of their power plant at Apollo Beach, Florida.

2 - Manatees love warm water and come hang out here when the water in Tampa Bay is too cold. 

3 - There's a free viewing center where you can watch tons of manatees swimming about.

4 - Manatees come into our marina occasionally. There was a huge one next to our boat the other day. Such gentle giants.
 

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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30 comments:

  1. You wouldn't normally associate a power plant like that with wildlife. Must be cool to see a manatee in the wild.

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  2. There are some more really cool pics on this article. Again, I think this is another way of nature thumbing its nose at us as we try our best to break down the planet.
    http://www.energytrendsinsider.com/2015/03/03/turkey-point-power-station-and-its-ecosystem/
    - Lisa

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  3. I would love to see them too. We have seals come into our marina now and then. Otters too. Love to watch them.

    Have a terrific Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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    1. Otters are the best - so much fun to watch!

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  4. Love manatees! My husband and I went on a safe/approved excursion where we boated right out among them. I could watch them for hours - so soothing and peaceful. I might try getting closer in a kayak or canoe, if I ever get myself in one. :)

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    1. It would be so neat to see them from a kayak or canoe close-up.

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  5. Nice to know they are still around. They worried me for a while. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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    1. Seeing them come off the endangered list was a nice surprise. Hopefully, boaters don't take that as a license to not watch out for them anymore though.

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  6. Have never seen a manatee. That's great that they can benefit from the industrial discharge.

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    1. I hadn't seen them until we came to Florida. They're fascinating!

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  7. Manatees are such awesome creatures. I call them gentle giants as well. They are plentiful in some southern bays of Puerto Rico as well. I've never swam with one, which would be really cool! They only seem to live in murkier water, though.

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    1. I can't figure out why they come into our marina. The water is murky and so gross.

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  8. That's awesome there is a free viewing center! I love manatees (and feel so bad for them - they're at such risk from my fellow boaters!)

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    1. They all seem to have marks from where they've been hit by boats :-(

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  9. Good to know that manatees are hot tub loving creatures.

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    1. I think that place was like a giant hot tub for them.

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  10. I'd go where the water is warm too!

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    1. I like floating in really warm water too. Maybe not outside of a power plant though :-)

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  11. I have never been where I could see a manatee, I hope the power plant is discharging clean, warm water. Now, seals, otters, and jumping salmon, that's a different story.

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    1. The water is warm, but I'm not sure if it's clean.

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  12. Such cool creatures. I hope warm water is all that electrical plant is dumping.

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  13. That manatee looks so peaceful. I can see why you call them gentle giants.

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    1. I get the feeling they're the most laid back creatures in the animal world.

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  14. I really want to see manatees in the wild like that..

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    1. They're so cool - I hope you get to one day!

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  15. I love manatees, too. I've never seen a live one, nor even a dead one. hmm need to travel more, ya think? I love seeing the mom's and babies frolicking. Well, semi-frolics..

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    1. You should definitely try to track one down in real life, preferably a live one, not a dead one :-) They're fascinating creatures.

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