All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes for the most amazing, buttery scallops ever. Yes, it’s just that easy and simple!
Locals know that often times those hole-in-the-wall establishments have the best grub and coolest atmospheres in the area! You ask us everyday….so here are some that come highly recommended; from our bellies to yours!
Catching scallops is fun, relatively easy, and a great way to spend a day in the water. Scallops are abundant throughout Florida's Gulf Coast waters and you need minimal gear to get a bag full.
From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercrafts.
Scallopers can take advantage of all state waters south of the Hernando – Pasco county line and north of the Anclote Key Lighthouse in northern Pinellas County, and all waters of the Anclote River, wildlife officials said.
Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties (including Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa): July 1 through Sept. 24 (previously slated for July 10 through Sept. 10). This region includes all state waters south of Alligator Pass Daybeacon #4 near the mouth of the Suwannee River in Levy County and north of the Hernando – Pasco county line.
Potential change in dates, more competition ahead
They counted 3,731 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,400 manatees on the west coast of the state for a total of 6,131, according to a news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg. That’s 500 fewer than last year’s total.
But now scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have developed the first laboratory test for detecting manatee DNA in water samples, so they can say with certainty where manatees live.
So far, 166 manatees have died statewide through March 2. Cold spells are to blame for 51 deaths.
When the weather gets colder this is what we get, a group of manatees just chilling at Three in the warmer waters. Happy Hump Day to all.
If there is food they will find it!! #riverventures #riverlife #manateelove
There are plenty of amazing facts about the manatee that you will find quite fascinating. Some of them you may know but I am confident as you read them there will be several that you weren’t aware of.
The species can also be pretty friendly, as demonstrated by the curious manatee nuzzling the diver.
The manatees of Crystal River and Homosassa are Florida manatees, which are a subspecies of the larger West Indian manatee population. They eat only plants, and in the warmer months, they rove up and down the Gulf and Atlantic coasts in search of food. The area does have resident manatees year-round, so summertime manatee sightings are possible, but the fact that they’re so mobile significantly lessens your chances.
Our highest count of manatees was done in mid-Jan and the aerial report was more than 800 manatees in the area!
Devoted to the customer experience and an active manatee rescue volunteer, Irish Dave shines as a photographer and one of the unique personalities that adds to the soul of our wacky family!
March brings Crystal River thousands of visitors hoping to see these elusive manatees, so we are hoping Mother Nature will cooperate and extend our cool season at least 6 more weeks.
It was a funky place situated in an old fish freezer. The menu is very limited with not much on it besides good old American potato chips, chips & salsa, smoked mullet dip, peal & eat shrimp, blue crabs & Maine lobster.