Save the Manatees? Yes!

Posted on Nov 19 2018

Manatees have faces only a mother could love, but over the years, the attraction of swimming with them has become a must-do for anyone traveling in or around central or western Florida.

Located only about 85 miles west of Orlando, Homosassa Springs in Citrus County is the home of the only spot in the U.S. where visitors can swim with manatees. These massive mammals can grow to 13 feet and weigh as much as 1,300 lbs., but despite their bulk they are agile in the water. Their size requires them to consume about 20-60 lbs. of freshwater and saltwater plants, which means they spend approximately seven hours each day foraging for food.

Manatees are smart, too. Despite their enormity and their homely appearance, manatees are intelligent and show signs of complex associative learning.

Because they are herbivores, manatees are gentle creature that have no interest in the swimming humans, other than curiosity. Regular guided tours have taught manatees not to be afraid of the snorkelers in their midst.

Citrus County is ideal for manatees: A natural paradise with freshwater rivers and lakes, lush coastal and sale marshes, and clear springs that are part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, which hosts the nation's largest population of endangered manatees.

The manatee habitat in Homosassa Springs is also the location of one of FRE's most interesting real estate investment opportunities. This is a rare chance to invest in an active mitigation bank which will remain in its native state into perpetuity.


FRE provides turnkey auction marketing services for all types of real property, including analysis, evaluation, advertising/public relations, sales and closing supervision. With offices in Newport Beach, California, USA, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, LFC services clients throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

We are currently hosting an online auction for approximately 148 acres one mile southwest of Homosassa Springs. The property is zoned CL (Low Intensity Coastal/Lakes District) and is available for recreational hunting and quiet enjoyment of the serene wildlife that inhabits the area.

For more information on this unique investment opportunity, call us at (800) 966-0660 or click here to inquire online.

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