Manatees, sharks spotted in warm water near Manatee Viewing Center

- The manatees are huddled together in the warmer waters outside the TECO Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach and sometimes those who go to watch them can even catch a glimpse of sharks, too.

Manatees head to warmer waters when it gets chilly because they can freeze in waters 68 degrees and below.

RELATED: Chilly manatees hot stop for nature lovers 

One of the best spots to catch them in large numbers is at the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, just outside the power plant.

MORE: Alligator swims peacefully with manatees at Blue Spring 

The Manatee Viewing Center is free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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