Mote manatees pick Ravens to win Super Bowl

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 7:35 pm | Updated: 10:37 am, Fri Aug 16, 2013.

SARASOTA, Fla. - Manatees are not fast swimmers and have poor vision. But they apparently are very good at picking Super Bowl winners.

Manatees “Hugh” and “Buffett” live at the aquarium at Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, and for the last few years, workers there have asked the manatees to pick a winner in the Super Bowl.

Buffett is very good at this. In fact, he's picked the correct team in each of the last five Super Bowls. And this year, both manatees agree that the Baltimore Ravens will win Sunday's big game.

The two marine mammals selected their team by swimming to special targets marked with team logos. Both swam right to the Ravens, and Buffett nudged it twice.

 

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