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Video: Manatees flood into Three Sisters Springs, close water access to vistors

CRYSTAL RIVER — Hey, make some more room in the hot tub, er... river.

A recent influx of manatees into Crystal River has led to the closing of water access to Three Sisters Springs. Around 300 basking sea cows could be seen in various inlets on Tuesday morning, soaking in the year-round, 72 degree water that the spring offers.

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge complex says that the closing could last through Tuesday.

Video of manatees outside Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River Florida this morning. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates about 300 manatees were using the spring as a warm water shelter this morning.

Posted by Citrus County, Florida :: The Water Lover's Florida on Monday, February 8, 2016

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