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.

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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.

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

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