Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

Manatees try to stay warm at Blue Spring State Park

Manatees try to stay warm at Blue Spring State Park

The cooler weather in Central Florida is bringing manatees to the warmer waters of Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County.When the river temperature dips below 68 degrees, the manatees start heading for the springs. Video from Chopper 2 Tuesday appeared to show hundreds of manatees enjoying the springs. The park closes the springs to swimmers from November through March so the gentle giants can rest undisturbed.Located in Orange City, Blue Spring State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset every day of the year.

ORANGE CITY, Fla. —

The cooler weather in Central Florida is bringing manatees to the warmer waters of Blue Spring State Park in Volusia County.

When the river temperature dips below 68 degrees, the manatees start heading for the springs.

Video from Chopper 2 Tuesday appeared to show hundreds of manatees enjoying the springs.

The park closes the springs to swimmers from November through March so the gentle giants can rest undisturbed.

Located in Orange City, Blue Spring State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset every day of the year.

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