state’s largest power utility, Florida Power and Light, has installed a
special temporary heating system as it undergoes modernization to
protect manatees residing in the region’s coastal waters.
the recent cold snap, temperatures for the endangered sea mammals has
thus remained temperate, with some 400 manatees gathering around the
outlet on Florida's Intracoastal Waterway.
Sharon Bennett said, “The water that discharges into the area where the
manatees gather comes out at 92 degrees Fahrenheit... It's very
comfortable for them and they enjoy it." The company has been working
closely for several years with environmental organizations to offer the
in waters throughout the state.
accolades Florida Power and Light for your kind efforts in providing a
haven for our marine friends during the colder months. Blessed be the
manatees to flourish in the protected and safe waters of Florida, USA.