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Crystal River NWR | Florida Manatee (07:39)

Host: Sarah Leon with Ivan Vicente

Crystal River (click to view larger)
Florida manatee
Photo credit: Keith Ramos


The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered Florida manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River.

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Last updated: July 15, 2013