Two manatees at Mote Marine Laboratory choose picks on winning Super Bowl XLVIII team

8:10 PM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Sarasota, Florida -- Before you place your bets for Super Bowl XLVIII, make sure you consult the experts -- a pair of manatees.

Hugh and Buffett swam to special targets with the logos of the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

Hugh picked the Seahawks while Buffett picked the Broncos. 

But before you write them off, note that Buffett has an advantage: he's picked the winning team the last six times! 

...Although it should also be noted that manatees generally have terrible eyesight.

The manatees were born in captivity and have never lived in the wild. The marine lab studies their behavior through training exercises to understand how to protect the marine mammals in the wild.

In 2013: Both correctly picked the Ravens to win

In 2012: Both correctly picked the Giants to win

In 2011: Buffett correctly picks the Packers to win

You may also like... 

Weird Florida: A look back at some of the strangest stories of the year

Miracle Baby: Tampa toddler has 5-organ transplant

Broke Bad: Contest winner busted in synthetic drug ring

Here kitty, kitty: Lion escapes enclosure at Pasco sanctuary

Fake Cop: Man arrested 3 times for impersonating officer

Animal tragedy: Girl's miniature horse attacked by dogs

#ShortYellows: Florida quietly shortened yellow lights

Kittens shot: Officer shoots kittens in front of children

Popular photo galleries:

Faces of Meth: Devastating before and after photos of meth abusers

Trayvon Martin Shooting: Trayvon Martin crime scene photos and George Zimmerman injury photos 

Hooters Winners: Winners of the 2013 Hooters swimsuit pageant

Rejected: Funny Florida license plates rejected by the DMV***warning graphic***

Deadly sinkhole: Home collapses, man dies in giant sinkhole

Popular Databases:

Florida Sex Offenders: Look up sex offenders in any Florida neighborhood here

Restaurant Inspections: Look up inspection reports for any Florida restaurant here

Most Watched Videos