Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Layout

Yay!  The layout is now complete and in the album.  Here it is:

We visited the electric power plant here where the manatees gather in the winter time.  They really love the warmer waters that the power plant puts out in that channel.  Even though manatees do not hang out nor travel in herds, hundreds of them will gather in warmer waters in the winter--especially when the temperatures drop.

Take a close look at the top left picture on the second page.  Are you having trouble seeing the manatees in that picture?  Well, that is why all motor boats are not allowed to travel quickly in waters where there might be manatees--they are too hard to spot and can be easily injured by the motor's propellers.  The manatee in the top right picture was probably injured by a boat. 

In the bottom right picture, there is a small black tipped shark.  We also saw sting rays.  Everyone seems to love the warmer waters.

Now for a bit of trivia.  What is the closest relative to the manatee?  The first person to guess correctly will receive their choice of a free file and all those who comment will be entered into a random drawing for another free file.

Until next time, Happy Creative Time!


hrk_md said...

the closest relatives are the elephant and the hyrax. I love the layout and what a cool place to visit. DH and I SCUBA dive and we have always wanted to dive with a manatee. Someday.

Babyfaces4 said...

I think the closest relative of the manatee in the dugongs. They look like manatees.

Cheryl D.

Renae said...

Looks like a neat place to visit. I believe the closest relative to the mantee is the elephant and hyrax. I have no idea what a hyrax is.

TonyaKaye said...

Nice pictures and journaling. Elephants .. was their decendants.

Anna said...

Love the layout and learning about all these wonderful animals.

Kathy Serrahn said...

love your layouts