Mom and Baby Manatee in Weeki Wachee River
Weeki Wachee river in Hernando County, Florida, flows 12 miles westwards from Weeki Wachee to the Gulf of Mexico at the Weeki Wachee estuary. The water is crystal clear, with constant year-round temperature of 74.2° F (23.5° C). Weeki Wachee river is best known for its spring, the surfacing point of an underground river, which is the deepest naturally occurring spring in the United States. Manatees and other wildlife is frequently spotted in this pristine river. Weeki Wachee is a Seminole Indians expression for "small spring" or "winding waters."