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

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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


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