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Manatees Keep Warm at FPL Plant in Riviera Beach

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    Manatees Keep Warm at FPL Plant in Riviera Beach

    Amid near-freezing temperatures, dozens of manatees gathered in the warm waters at Florida Power and Light's Riviera Beach plant Friday morning. (Video courtesy: FPL) (Published Friday, Feb. 20, 2015)

    Dozens of manatees gathered in the warm waters at Florida Power and Light's Riviera Beach plant Friday morning.

    FPL said about 75 manatees huddled together in the warm-water outflow of their Clean Energy Center as temperatures dipped into the upper 30s. Manatees are cold-sensitive mammals who frequently seek out warmer waters when the temperature drops.

    An FPL Manatee Education Center is currently being built next to the plant, located just north of West Palm Beach.

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