The TECO Manatee Viewing Center In Apollo Beach Won’t Reopen Until 2021
Due to COVID-19, we can’t go and see the manatee’s right now.
Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center will remain closed until the fall of 2021 due to COVID-19.
Ugh…So fun to take the kids to Apollo Beach and see all the manatees swimming around in the warmer waters…but now we will have to wait.
When the water temperature of Tampa Bay is 68 degrees or colder, manatees gather in the clean, warm water discharge canal of Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station, sometimes by the hundreds.
They’ve been doing this since the early 1970s.
You can still experience parts of the Manatee Viewing Center, online.
- Virtual field trips are now available online: go to tampaelectric.com/manatee and click on “virtual visit.”
- The center’s live web cameras are operational, so you can see the manatees from the comfort of your home.
- The center has a new online store, thanks to a partnership with the University of Tampa and MacDonald Training Center
You can read more HERE from ABCActionnews.com
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