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40 Species in the Refuge System Part 2

Today is the second installment of “40 Species in the Refuge System” to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This time, we are talking about mammals! The Refuge System was initially established to protect a species of bird, but wildlife refuges today …

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Video: Swimming with Manatees at Crystal River NWR

  For a truly up-close and personal experience with manatees one of the best places to visit is Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Endangered West Indian manatees are found in fresh, brackish and salt water. They are most …

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